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It’s Rumor Time: Avatar 2 might have a release date as Fox tinkers with its schedule

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James Cameron has been working on his second Avatar movie—of the many he ultimately intends to film—pretty much since the first one blew up the box office back in 2009. Today, a quiet shuffle of the 20th Century Fox film schedule might have finally revealed the sequel’s release date, with an untitled film from Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment getting penciled in for December 21, 2018. It’s not guaranteed that this is actually Avatar 2: We’re Still Calling It Unobtanium, Okay?, but Lightstorm’s other big project, Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel, is already scheduled for July 2018, and The Informationist isn’t supposed to shoot until after Avatar 2 and 3 are done.

Speaking of Cameron-related projects, Fox also moved Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant up by three months, to May of next year. The announcement was accompanied by a new poster for the movie, and a pithy new tagline: “Run.”


Finally, Fox also moved around its superhero schedule, with one Marvel film lined up for November 2018, and another for February 2019. And while none of those is likely to be the big, X-Men-meet-Spider-Man-meet-Doctor-Doom crossover that exists in our dreams—since Marvel chief Kevin Feige recently said that that was pretty much an “impossibility” for now—it does seem likely that Deadpool 2, which recently picked up a new director in the form of John Wick’s David Leitch, might be headed for one of those slots.


[via Deadline]