It’s been over a decade since the original Avatar hit theaters, and now James Cameron has confirmed that Avatar 2 has finished filming ahead of its expected 2022 release.
Furthermore, Cameron also confirmed that Avatar 3 is nearly done filming as well.
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“The day we deliver Avatar 2, we’ll just start working on finishing Avatar 3,” Cameron said. “So where we are right now, I’m down in New Zealand shooting. We’re shooting the remainder of the live-action. We’ve got about 10% left to go. We’re 100% complete on Avatar 2, and we’re sort of 95% complete on Avatar 3.”
After a delay in filming earlier this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Cameron and his team returned to New Zealand, the same location where the original Avatar was filmed, to complete filming for Avatar 2 and Avatar 3.
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Details have begun trickling out about Avatar 2’s plot which will focus heavily on Jake Sully and his new family as they explore new areas of Pandora. Producer Jon Landeau explained that “Jake and Neytiri have a family in this movie, they are forced to leave their home, they go out and explore the different regions of Pandora, including spending quite a bit of time on the water, around the water, in the water.”
We’ve already seen some of the concept art depicting Pandora’s expansive water landscapes as well as concept art for The Crabsuit — a large, crablike submarine showcasing one of the many new vehicles that will be seen in the upcoming Avatar sequels.
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Avatar 2 is currently slated for a December 16, 2022 release date with Avatar 3 expected to arrive two years later on December 20, 2024 after Disney pushed back its release schedule earlier this year.
Source: IGN.com Avatar 2 Has Wrapped Filming, Avatar 3 Shoot Almost Done