With Avatar well past the 2 billion (US) dollar mark, the buzz about Avatar 2 is off the charts. The release date for the sequel has been heavily shrouded in mystery so far. However, several anonymous sources have leaked a rumor that Avatar 2 will be coming out in late 2012.
We will likely have to wait for further updates to see whether or not this is just a rumor. Avatar 2 will be made by the same team of people that created the first, including writer/director James Cameron. Cameron was quoted saying: "We have some story ideas about how to branch out into other moons of Polyphemus and the Alpha Centauri A (ACA) solar system." The producer Jon Landau alluded to the potential of deeper exploration of the surface of Pandora and perhaps even underground: "If the public likes Avatar, it's a possibility. After all, here we are exploring the surface of the planet Pandora. The interior remains to be seen." It has also been confirmed that Avatar will be a trilogy; Sam Worthington, the lead actor of Avatar said: “We’re signed for a trilogy.” Look for further updates on Avatar 2 as further information comes to light. Given Cameron's previous excellent sequels, such as Aliens and Terminator 2, that both expanded the scope of the original setting, he is not likely to disappoint for Avatar 2.