After a brief hiatus, Avatar 2 is returning to production.
So many high profile productions had to stop because of the coronavirus that it's amazing to see one of the largest movies ever return to production. Especially a movie we have been waiting over a decade to watch.
Producer Jon Landau shared an update on Instagram, with a picture of the set construction and a message, “Our #Avatar sets are ready—and we couldn’t be more excited to be headed back to New Zealand next week. Check out the Matador, a high speed forward command vessel (bottom) and the Picador jetboat (top)—can’t wait to share more.”
As of now, “Avatar 2” is set to arrive in theaters on December 17, 2021.
Speaking to Empire, James Cameron was open about the production challenges while dealing with the pandemic, saying, "It’s putting a major crimp in our stride here. I want to get back to work on Avatar, which right now we’re not allowed to do under state emergency laws or rules. So it’s all on hold right now."
It's good to hear that production may start again soon.
And it seems like not everything had to stop either, with Cameron saying, "We’ve got everybody—everybody at Weta Digital and Lightstorm—working from home to the extent that that is possible. But my work is on the stage doing the virtual cameras and so on, so I can do a bit of editing, but it’s not great for me."
All of Hollywood will be watching Cameron's work. Not just because he's a master but to see how he handles safety on the set.
We wish him the best.