Avatar, the highest-grossing film, opened in December. It makes sense that Avatar 2 is to open in December if it’s to repeat Avatar‘s success. Avatar 2 is currently scheduled to open in 2018 – the same year that Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is also scheduled to open in May. However, a report from Making Star Wars claims that Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is likely to move to December, which would be consistent with the previous Star Wars films under the Disney regime. If this is true, and Avatar 2 does stick to its release date, the Avatar and Star Wars universes will face-off in the same month’s box office. In the event that the same weekend should be used as the battleground, Star Wars would definitely open at #1 regardless. If 20th Century Fox have any sense, they’d then move Avatar 2 to a few weeks out. Make no mistake, Avatar 2 will happen eventually, but every year, the release date is pushed back by yet another year. Avatar 2 was supposed to open in 2014, and has been pushed back by a year in every year since. But Avatar 2 is coming – becoming the highest-grossing film of all is all the justification that’s needed for making a sequel. While Cameron keeps insisting that Avatar 2‘s constant delays are due to advancing technology, Avatar 2 should’ve been released sooner, while Avatar‘s cultural relevance was still at its height, unlike today. Avatar 2, when released, will be a success, but could’ve already been an even greater success if already released. Expect Avatar 2 to do well, whenever the release turns out to be. But just don’t expect Avatar kind of numbers. Especially if opening in the same weekend as Star Wars.

Published by Alexander Sigsworth

Writing about Herobrine in The Characters That Define Us at Normal Happenings. Profile photo chosen for Gamers Blog Party: Summer 2019 at Later Levels. Known as the Purple Prose Mage at the Well-Red Mage.

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  1. Avatar 2 will come out nine years after the original. To put that in perspective, by nine years after the release of the original Star Wars, that movie had already become a trilogy and a cultural gold mine spanning countless books, comics, and toys. Nine years after Avatar the original came out, it’s really not something that’s discussed very much. Avatar 2 will do well but it has no chance of dethroning Star Wars at anything.

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