It was at this very moment that I realized how fucking old I am: I actually remember the whole “Mayan calendar ending on December 21, 2012” thing like it was yesterday when it was actually closer to a decade ago. It was such a legit worry that they actually made a fucking movie about it starring John Cusack CALLED 2012, which was released in 2009 (which is actually sort of blowing my mind right now, as I did NOT realize this absolutely hilarious pile of bullshit movie was already 11 years old). It was essentially The Day After Tomorrow except instead of Mother Nature bending us over the barrel it was the Mayan calendar.
In eight years since 2012, it’s become a sort of internet-running-joke to say that the world actually did end in 2012 and that everything since has been a Matrix-like simulation. And there is perhaps no stronger piece of evidence that proves that theory to be true than James Cameron saying that Avatar 2, a.k.a. Schrodinger’s Movie, is 100% complete.
“Well, [COVID-19] hit us like it hit everybody,” Cameron said while talking with Arnold Schwarzenegger at the 2020 Austrian World Summit. “Hit us hard. We lost about four and a half months of production. As a result of that, we’ve rolled around one more full year for a release in December of . That’s been announced already. Now, that doesn’t mean that I have an extra year to finish the film because the day we deliver Avatar 2 we’ll just start working on finishing Avatar 3. So where we are right now, I’m down in New Zealand shooting. We’re shooting the remainder of the live action. We’ve got about 10 percent left to go. We’re 100 percent complete on Avatar 2 and we’re sort of 95 percent complete on Avatar 3.”
Yeah, sorry Jimmy, but I ain’t buying it, not for a second. Avatar 2 was originally scheduled to be released in 2014 and is now set to drop in 2022. That’s a casual 13 years after the original. I’d sooner believe that we’re living the plot of The Matrix than Avatar 2 being a real thing. The day Avatar 2 comes out is the day mankind becomes self-aware and rises up against our simulation overlords.
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