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'Avatar 2' will blue your mind after filming starts this autumn

And it took just eight years of holding our breath.

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But still no release date.

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It's happening, finally.

Sigourney Weaver, star of the biggest and bluest Hollywood blockbusters, "Avatar," confirmed that production for "Avatar 2" will begin this autumn.

Director James Cameron, whose credits are of "Titanic" proportions, has completed the scripts of all four Avatar films, with Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana set to return for their starring roles in the second film in the franchise.

"We're starting training... We will be actually shooting it by the fall," Weaver told The Hollywood Reporter.

"Avatar" was released in December, 2009, grossing $2.7 billion at the global box office. There's no release date for the sequel as yet, with Cameron's announcement earlier this year that it will no longer be released in 2018.

"I'm telling you, these scripts are so amazing," Weaver said. "Am I worried about how we're going to bring them to life? Yes, because they're so ambitious. They're so worth it. They're well worth waiting for."

Don't be surprised if that wait is well down the track.