‘Avatar’ Sequels Set to Resume Production in New Zealand

Lawrence Kim
May 22, 2020

Oscar-winning Titanic producer Jon Landau has revealed the Avatar sequels will resume production next week in New Zealand.

Sharing a picture from the set of the movie on Instagram, Landau said the sets were ready and the team behind the film was excited to head back.

With most Hollywood productions still shut down, the "Avatar" sequels would be the first major films to resume production after the industry-wide pause. Previous set images have highlighted the underwater segments of this world, but it's not surprising that we'll have some scenes aboveground, with the human military exploring these uncharted territories. The filming of Avatar 2 was put on hold in March after the New Zealand Government instituted a lockdown amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic to promote social distancing and stop the spread of the deadly virus. The effects are reportedly budgeted at $1 billion. Right now Avatar 2 is scheduled to hit theaters in December of 2021, which should be far enough out that this delay of about two months shouldn't be a problem that can't be overcome, but it's simply hard to tell.

The "Avatar" crew may be heading back to Pandora soon. There's also a whole group of young actors playing Na'vi children in the movie. It had previously been reported that Cameron planned to complete the "Avatar' sequel by the end of 2020 while charting out the release dates of follow-ups set to release every two years".

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