James Cameron confirms that 'Avatar 2' has finished shooting

Carla Harmon
September 28, 2020

Avatar director James Cameron says Avatar 2 is "complete" and Avatar 3 is "95 per cent complete".

Furthermore, Cameron also confirmed that Avatar 3 is almost done filming as well.

James Cameron recently sat down for a chat with Arnold Schwarzenegger at the 2020 Austrian World Summit (via CinemaBlend), and he was asked about his work on the Avatar sequels.

Once Cameron finishes shooting Avatar 3 he'll instantly move onto filming Avatar 4 and Avatar 5, before he then starts the long and arduous task of completing the special effects and post-production work on each of these blockbusters. So where we are right now, I'm down in New Zealand shooting. He added that the team is now working on shooting the remainder of the live action. We've got about 10 per cent left to go. To their credit, however, the motion caption work for both Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 was completed late previous year with a third of Avatar 4's filming having already been accomplished.

This break meant that the release date for Avatar 2 was pushed all the way back to December 2022.

Amid the pandemic, when most of the shootings have been halted, the New Zealand government allowed a 30-member crew of the movie to come to the country to continue their production.

Cameron himself has gone ahead and made the hefty call of comparing his sci-fi saga to The Godfather series - as we said before, take that as you will.

According to Time, the sequel is being produced in Wellington in partnership with Peter Jackson's Weta Digital.

James Cameron, writer/director/producer " This is the story of the Sully family and what one does to keep their family together.

The sequels will also star actor Kate Winslet and Cliff Curtis, apart from Zoe Saldana. After all, we've been stung many times before.

The Avatar sequels have been met with repeated delays. As a result of that, we've rolled around one more full year for a release in December of 2022.

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