Avatar 2 has wrapped manufacturing and Avatar Three is basically finished filming, director James Cameron has revealed. In a video convention chat with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the 2020 Austrian World Summit final week, Cameron stated that live-action manufacturing is “100 % full” on Avatar 2 and round “95 % full” on Avatar 3. The Avatar sequels have been filming in New Zealand since June and have been lucky sufficient to renew the earliest for the reason that island nation was profitable in combating COVID-19.
“Nicely, COVID hit us prefer it hit everyone,” Cameron advised Schwarzenegger when he requested for an replace on the Avatar sequels manufacturing. “We misplaced about 4 and a half months of manufacturing. Because of that, we have rolled round another full yr for a launch in December of 2022. That is been introduced already.”
In late July, Disney introduced that it was delaying all 4 Avatar sequels. Avatar 2 is now slated for December 16, 2022, adopted by Avatar Three on December 20, 2024, Avatar four on December 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 on December 22, 2028.
Here is the total dialog between Cameron and Schwarzenegger. The Avatar dialogue begins across the 9:30 minute mark.
“Now that does not imply I’ve an additional yr to complete the movie as a result of the day we ship Avatar 2, we’ll simply begin engaged on ending Avatar 3,” Cameron added. “So the place we’re proper now, I am down in New Zealand capturing, we’re capturing the rest of the live-action. We have about 10 % left to go. We’re 100 % full on Avatar 2 and we’re form of 95 % full on Avatar 3.
“We’re very fortunate in that we selected this as our manufacturing web site years in the past. We made the primary movie right here in New Zealand and it seems to be one of many — it is ranked both the primary or second greatest nation on the earth for its COVID response.”
Cameron and fellow Avatar producer Jon Landau went again to New Zealand in June, after the federal government had gotten a grip on the virus and allowed movie productions to renew below a particular scheme that exempted crew members from the restrictions on crossing the New Zealand border.
“We’re in a position to function,” Cameron stated. “We’re in a position to shoot and have a roughly regular life right here. We had been very lucky, so I do not see any roadblocks to us getting the image completed, getting each footage completed.”
New Zealand had a second COVID scare in August after an outbreak in essentially the most populous metropolis of Auckland led to new restrictions throughout the nation, however they’ve since been relaxed, except Auckland itself.
As for what’s in Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, Cameron would not be drawn out on any particulars: “I can not inform you in regards to the story. I can not provide you with any massive scoops. You are actually welcome as a person to come back anytime and I am going to present you all the things. However when it comes to what I can launch, I imagine within the thriller and the nice reveal.”
Avatar 2 will launch December 16, 2022 in theatres, with Avatar Three following on December 20, 2024.