James Cameron Not Worried About The Long Gap Between Avatar And Avatar 2

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It's been a long time since the first Avatar movie came out in 2009.

Since Avatar 2 is not out until 2020, many people are speculating the sequels' Box Office taking will suffer thanks to the long wait. Director James Cameron doesn't seem worried about the long gap though.

During a recent interview with CNN (via Heroic Hollywood), James Cameron was asked about the big gap between the first movie and its sequels.

Cameron feels that there is nothing to worry about as there has always been a large gap between his sequels and movies. His comments can be seen below.

It was a seven-year gap between The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, seven year gap between Alien and Aliens. It's gonna be obviously more like a ten year gap between Avatar and Avatar 2. But Avatar 2 you are going to with not the promise, but the certainty of three more films beyond that, and that's a very different concept with the audience. And a lot of the delay has been around creating that overall vision.

Large gaps between sequels can sometimes cause a bigger Box Office turnout.

We've seen this before as Jurassic World grossed over $1.6 billion worldwide after a 14 year gap.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens also grossed over $2 billion worldwide with fans having to wait 10 long years for a new Star Wars movie to come out

However, people are skeptical that Cameron can strike lightning in a bottle twice. Avatar was popular back in 2009 because nobody had seen an amazing looking 3D movie before.

Now that it's 2017, 3D technology is not as innovative as it was once. If Avatar 2 and the other sequels are to be successful, Cameron will need add something to entice people to watch it in the cinema again.

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