Filming has been underway at Stone Street Studios in Wellington, New Zealand with director James Cameron at the helm tackling live-action sequences after months of motion capture work in California.
The studio has posted the first set photo from the live-action set as taken by producer Jon Landau giving us a glimpse of one of the sets, which looks to be in some sort of distress as there is fire and flooding.
Wave machines, blazing fire, and @JimCameron wielding a 3D camera — just another day on the set of the Avatar sequels!
— Avatar (@officialavatar) October 2, 2019
Here are the adjusted release dates recently announced by Disney/Fox for the four sequels.
- Avatar 2 – December 17th, 2021
- Avatar 3 – December 22nd, 2023
- Avatar 4 – December 19th, 2025
- Avatar 5 – December 17th, 2027
Currently, they’re only working on Avatar 2 and Avatar 3.
The cast of the sequels includes Kate Winslet, Sam Worthington, Cliff Curtis, Zoe Salanda, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Yeoh, Oona Chaplin, Edie Falco, and Brandan Cowell.
Avengers: Endgame recently surpassed Avatar’s unadjusted global box office record and will have a chance to take it back when Avatar 2 is released on December 17th, 2021.
The original Avatar is coming up on its tenth anniversary in December.
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