In a recent video chat conference with Arnold Schwarzenegger, filmmaker James Cameron has revealed that the production of Avatar 2 is complete while Avatar 3 is also almost done. The two Hollywood legends sat down for the 2020 Austrian World Summit, as Cameron shared his film’s completion during COVID-19 owing to the location being New Zealand.
“The crew started in June and this was possible because of early respite from Covid-19 in the island nation,” said the Titanics director.
“We’re very lucky in that we chose this as our production site years ago. We made the first film here in New Zealand and it turns out to be one of the – it’s ranked either the first- or second-best country in the world for its COVID response,” he added.
“We’ve got about 10 percent left to go. We’re 100 percent complete on Avatar 2 and we’re sort of 95 percent complete on Avatar 3,” said Cameron who is currently in New Zealand busy shooting for the upcoming Avatar films.
“We’re able to operate. We’re able to shoot and have a more or less normal life here. We were very fortunate, so I don’t see any roadblocks to us getting the picture finished, getting both pictures finished,” he told.
Earlier in July, Disney announced that it had delayed all four upcoming Avatar films by a year. This led to Avatar 2 release getting scheduled for December 16, 2021.
“Now that doesn’t mean I have an extra year to finish the film because the day we deliver Avatar 2, we’ll just start working on finishing Avatar 3,” Cameron shared with Schwarzenegger.
As per Disney’s announcement, after Avatar 2 comes out next year, Avatar 3 will hit theaters on December 20, 2024, Avatar 4 on December 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 on December 22, 2028.