Zoe Saldaña Playfully Reacts to ‘Avatar 5’ Release Delayed to 2031: “I’m Going to Be 53!”

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By Black Widow

The news of the delay in the release of “Avatar 5” has sparked humorous reactions from actress Zoe Saldaña and raised questions about the extensive timeline of the franchise. As Disney reshuffles its major franchises, the “Avatar” series faces significant delays, prompting discussions about the aging cast and director James Cameron’s plans for the future.

Saldaña’s Amusing Response

Zoe Saldaña, who portrays Neytiri in the “Avatar” series, shares the news of the delayed release on her Instagram story. Saldaña humorously remarks that she will be 53 years old when the final “Avatar” film is released, recalling that she was only 27 during the filming of the first movie.

Producer’s Explanation and Postproduction Challenges

Producer Jon Landau acknowledges the time-consuming nature of the “Avatar” films and assures audiences that the team is working diligently to deliver the expected quality . Despite the completion of principal filming for “Avatar 3” alongside “Avatar: Way of the Water,” extensive postproduction work, particularly the CGI effects, still remains.

Extended Timeline and Aging Cast

Zoe Saldaña in Avtar series

Avatar 5” is set to premiere in 2031, a staggering 22 years after the first film’s release in 2009. Aging Cast: The delayed release raises questions about the age of the cast members, with Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang approaching their 50s and 80s by the time of the premiere. James Cameron’s Age and Future Plans: Director James Cameron, who turns 76 in 2031, has hinted at a potential sixth and seventh movie but acknowledges the need to train another director to continue the franchise.