Avatar 2 Could Be Completed Early Due to New Zealand’s Reopening
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, film productions came to a halt and among them was much awaited Avatar 2. However, James Cameron is hopeful that the filming might resume soon as New Zealand has ended the lockdown.
Although Avatar was released in 2009, James Cameron came up with the idea before Titanic
In 1994, he wrote an 80-page treatment for the film and wanted to start making it instantly. However, the required technology to make this unique film was not yet made. Despite that, James Cameron did not let go of the idea and kept working on it. The Na’vi language started developing in 2005. On the other hand, James Cameron started developing the screenplay and the fictional universe of Avatar in 2006. Right after its release, the film broke many box office records and became the highest-grossing film, surpassing Titanic. After the tremendous success, Cameron signed a multiple sequel deal with 20th Century Fox. While Avatar 2 will be released in 2021, Avatar 3 also has completed a major portion of filming and will release in 2023.
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After a halt in production due to coronavirus, Avatar 2 filming has been resumed.
Although the shooting for Avatar 2 began in 2017 in New Zealand, it was still on-going when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. Due to this, every film production had to stop and follow the lockdown instructions. However, New Zealand responded to the pandemic efficiently and quickly. Therefore, it is now reported that the New Zealand Film Commission had given a green light to all films and TV shows to resume work. This means that James Cameron and his team can get back to work on the much-awaited Avatar 2. During the lockdown, Cameron and producer, Jon Landau, continued to work on the virtual production and special effects. While the original cast members, Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington will resume their characters, new cast members include Kate Winslet and David Thewlis.