‘Avatar’ sequels resume production in New Zealand – variety1 min read
The “Avatar” crew will return to Pandora soon.
Producer John Landau posted a picture on Instagram on Thursday that he and the “Avatar” cast and crew are returning to New Zealand next week. Like most films, “Avatar” sequels had to stop production in March due to a coronavirus epidemic.
“Our‘ Avatar ’set is ready – and we can’t be more excited than returning to New Zealand next week,” Landau wrote, also to share a photo of the two navies used in the films. “Look at Matador, a high-speed forward command ship (bottom) and Picodo’s jetboat (top) – can’t wait to share more.”
With most Hollywood productions still shutting down, “Avatar” sequels could resume production after an industry-wide break for the first major film.
Since last year, the filming work has shifted between studios in New Zealand’s Kumaon and the country’s capital Wellington. The sets, on the other hand, could move forward at one point during the shooting. The alternative schedule allows post-production and visual effects teams to start work without having to wait until the end.
James Cameron’s much-awaited “Avatar” sequels are currently hitting theaters two years apart. “Avatar 2” is the only lock-in date with 17 December 2021. The third, fourth and fifth movies are December 20, December 2025 and December 2027.