12/01/2012 08:07 GMT | Updated 13/03/2012 05:12 GMT

Avatar 2 Release Pushed Back To 2016 Reveals Producer Jon Landau

The sequel to the blockbuster Avatar is at least four years away, producer Jon Landau has revealed.

The announcement, made at a screening for the Titanic remake, is bound to disappoint fans of the 3D fantasy adventure, after director James Cameron spoke of his hopes to release the sequel in December 2014.

Cameron had even earmarked a third instalment for December 2015, but now fans will have been waiting a whole seven years between the first and second films.

Nevertheless, Landau promised the next movie will showcase “advanced technology” including a higher rate of 3D camera system and the CG and performance capture.

Landau, who won an Oscar as the producer of Titanic, was nominated again for Avatar, but lost out to the makers of The Hurt Locker. He was in London to present the 3D version of Titanic, to be released in cinemas on 6 April.

Released in 2009, Avatar was named the highest grossing movie of all time and starred Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver.