Avatar 2 to resume production in New Zealand next week

Lawrence Kim
May 23, 2020

It took 10 years for Avatar 2 to start production, and one pandemic isn't going to stop it. Production on the long-in-the-works sequel was halted in March due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but it is already set to resume next week, according to producer Jon Landau.

But Landau, who is based in the USA, wrote on Instagram on Friday that "we couldn't be more excited to be headed back to New Zealand next week".

"We couldn't be more excited to be headed back to New Zealand next week", he wrote.

He continued: "Check out the Matador, a high speed forward command vessel (bottom) and the Picador jetboat (top) - can't wait to share more".

It looks pretty fancy, but it's an Avatar film - what were we expecting?

Much like the rest of the world, New Zealand was also under lockdown, but circumstances have improved there, allowing the team to resume production. "So it's all on hold right now".

Cameron was optimistic due to the way New Zealand has handled the virus, which has proven to be yet another trustworthy James Cameron instinct.

"We're trying to get back to it as quick as we can", he said.

"So there's a very good chance that our shoot might be delayed a couple of months, but we can still do it".

Well, it ain't great for anyone, James. Besides sharing photos of the high-tech vessels set to be used in this sequel, the makers have also released photos of the cast shooting some scenes in the water.

Released in 2009, James Cameron's sci-fi epic "Avatar" revolutionized movie grossing a then-record $2.79 billion at the worldwide box office (the record was of course broken in 2019 by Avengers: Endgame).

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