‘Avatar’ Sequels Set to Resume Production in New Zealand

Carla Harmon
May 25, 2020

Production on the four Avatar sequels, which were shooting back-to-back in New Zealand, was put on pause in March due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but Cameron and crew have continued chugging on remotely, with the New Zealand-based WETA Digital continuing to work on the movies' visual effects.

Avatar producer Jon Landau says he and his team are returning to New Zealand as production resumes on the long-awaited sequels to the 2009 blockbuster.

"We were about to shoot down in New Zealand, so that got pushed".

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James Cameron's long-awaited "Avatar" sequels are now scheduled to hit theaters two years apart.


Authorities in New Zealand, where coronavirus slowed dramatically after the government enforced a strict lockdown, have approved film industry safeguards for resuming productions.

He confirmed that they are set to restart the production as early as next week.

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Others who have joined the cast include Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, and Cliff Curtis.

Now, in Avatar 2, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, and Zoe Saldana will reprise their roles.

The sequel will reportedly take place years after the first movie.

Avatar 3 is set to be out on 22 December 2023, Avatar 4 on 19 December 2025, and then Avatar 5 on 17 December 2027. Meanwhile, three more Avatar films are also in the works.


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