Avatar: The Way of Water isn’t finished yet, despite the fact it's set to land in cinemas next month, according to star Sam Worthington. Better get a wriggle on, guys.
Yep, we’ve waited 13-years for the sequel and it seems as though creator James Cameron is dead set on making sure it’s worth the wait and he’s still finishing up the flick. You can see Worthington talking about how the project is getting on here:
During a recent appearance on Australia’s The Project, actors Worthington and Cliff Curtis gave a brief update on the status of the movie.
Worthington, who plays Jake Sully in the film, said: “The irony is that Jim’s still working on it… I got an email. He’s still in New Zealand, he’s still got another four or five weeks before he locks it down and gets it out there.
“It sounds crazy, since it's been so long [but] that's how he works - he's a perfectionist.”
It’s not clear when Worthington received the email, or how much longer Cameron intends on working on the film - but it’s important to point out that there’s been no mention of delays with it arriving at cinemas.
However, Worthington isn’t the first person to mention that the movie’s creators are going to wire with the sequel.
Late last month, Deadline reported that as of 29 October, Avatar: The Way of Water’s official runtime had yet to be decided as editing was still ongoing.
Speaking about the lengthy process involved with getting the sequel created, Cameron told The Times: "When I sat down with my writers to start Avatar 2, I said we cannot do the next one until we understand why the first one did so well. We must crack the code of what the hell happened.
"All films work on different levels. The first is surface, which is character, problem and resolution.
"The second is thematic. What is the movie trying to say? But Avatar also works on a third level, the subconscious. I wrote an entire script for the sequel, read it and realised that it did not get to level three. Boom. Start over. That took a year."
Although we’re yet to see the sequel, a third, fourth and fifth movie have already been confirmed. Hopefully we won’t have to wait 13-years between them, though, eh?
Avatar: The Way of Water releases in the UK on 16 December.