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Avatar 2 To Hit Theatres On Christmas 2017, Reveals James Cameron

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PASADENA, CA - APRIL 27: Director James Cameron gets interviewed on the blue carpet at 'Is Pandora Possible?', a scientific discussion panel regarding the science and technology behind the film 'Avatar', held at the California Institute of Technology on April 27, 2010 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

JOHANNESBURG -- It's a Christmas present for Avatar fans as the sequel of the 2009 hit flick is all set for a Christmas 2017 release date.

The director of the flick, James Cameron has confirmed that his eagerly anticipated follow-up to the epic science fiction has a tentative release date but right now his main concern is completing them, reports

He said that Christmas of '17 is the target, adding that he calls it a meta-narrative that runs across the three movies. Each film stands alone, but it also tells one much larger story.

Cameron also revealed that pre-production is almost completed and he is getting ready to start shooting.

He explained that they have design more or less finished, which is an enormous task. It's been about a two-year task, adding that they have finished all the creatures and the landscapes, and the new worlds within the world of Pandora that you see.

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