Avatar Production Restarting Soon As James Cameron, Jon Landau Arrive in New Zealand

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Avatar Production Restarting Soon As James Cameron, Jon Landau Arrive in New Zealand

Avatar Production Restarting Soon As James Cameron, Jon Landau Arrive in New Zealand

Production on Avatar is getting closer to restarting after producer Jon Landau shared a photo of himself and director James Cameron arriving in New Zealand. Landau said the pair are beginning their “14-day government supervised self-isolation.”

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Landau recently shared that they would be restarting production on the sequels after New Zealand released new health and safety protocols that will allow film and TV productions to resume.

The cast of the Avatar franchise includes Kate Winslet, Edie FalcoMichelle YeohVin Diesel, Jemaine Clement, and Oona Chaplin alongside a slate of young actors. Returning cast members include Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald, and Sigourney Weaver.

Cameron recently explained that Stephen Lang’s Colonel Miles Quaritch is coming back for all four sequels and will be the main villain throughout the story. Filming officially started on Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 on September 25, 2017.

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After some shuffling of the schedule, Avatar 2 has been pushed back a full year from December 18, 2020, to December 17, 2021. Avatar 3 has been pushed back two years December 17, 2021 to December 22, 2023. Avatar 4 will open two years after that on December 19, 2025 (originally December 20, 2024) and Avatar 5 will drop on December 17, 2027 (originally December 19, 2025). Although Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 will only be released with director James Cameron’s caveat that Avatar 2 and 3 are successful at the box office.