Filming on the live-action portion of James Cameron’s Avatar sequels has been underway at Stone Street Studios in Wellington, New Zealand under the working title of Coral (first reported by HN Entertainment).
Today, the production team/studio has announced that they’ve completed the live-action filming for the 2019 leg of the production and celebrated via the official Twitter account of the franchise.
They revealed a set image of the massive undersea mothership called The Sea Dragon.
Check out this photo of the aft well deck section of the Sea Dragon, a massive mothership that carries an array of other sea-going craft in the sequels.
That's a wrap, Na'vi Nation! 💙
It's our last day of live-action filming in 2019, and we're celebrating with a sneak peek. 👀
Check out this photo of the aft well deck section of the Sea Dragon, a massive mothership that carries an array of other sea-going craft in the sequels. pic.twitter.com/AXgAve6aTG
— Avatar (@officialavatar) November 29, 2019
A huge portion of the upcoming Avatar sequels will take place underwater in the oceans of Pandora and focus on a new tribe of Na’vi.
This doesn’t mean they’ve completed all the of the live-action shoot for the films and I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if they picked it back up in the new year. It’s likely more about breaking for the month of December for the crew and cast that have been shooting for most of the year.
It’ll be interesting to see how they’ll attempt to keep this franchise going beyond Avatar 3 and if we’ll even get to see Avatar 4-5.
Here are the release dates of the next four Avatar sequels.
- Avatar 2 – December 17th, 2021
- Avatar 3 – December 22nd, 2023
- Avatar 4 – December 19th, 2025
- Avatar 5 – December 17th, 2027
On the lush alien world of Pandora live the Na’vi, beings who appear primitive but are highly evolved. Because the planet’s environment is poisonous, human/Na’vi hybrids, called Avatars, must link to human minds to allow for free movement on Pandora. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paralyzed former Marine, becomes mobile again through one such Avatar and falls in love with a Na’vi woman (Zoe Saldana). As a bond with her grows, he is drawn into a battle for the survival of her world.
SOURCE: 20TH CENTURY FOX