The “World of AVATAR” Project for the Animal Kingdom theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort has officially been delayed indefinitely per reports coming from industry rag IGN:
Remember back in June when James Cameron announced that he would be shooting three Avatar sequels simultaneously? Well, now it seems that the filmmaker may have been getting a little ahead of himself.
Indie Wire reports that Avatar 4 will not be a part of Cameron’s back-to-back film shoot, according to producer Jon Landau. Additionally, it is still uncertain when production for Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 will begin as the former is currently slated for release no earlier than 2015.
The delays carry over into Cameron’s World of Avatar attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which was announced around this time last year. Due to creative differences between Cameron and Disney’s Imagineer development team, it seems as though we’ll be waiting even longer on that project as well.
Rumors of Imagineering being fundamentally against this attraction have been around since the first announcement. Now it looks like there’s some real meat to that gossip of infighting working to get the project shut down.