It has been a total of 11 years since Avatar came out. And finally, we are getting some news about its sequel. Setback after setback since the original movie first premiered in 2009, not even this global pandemic is going to stop it this time.
Luckily enough, Avatar 2 is set to film in beautiful New Zealand, which has recently reported to have only 1 case of COVID19 inside their country. Producer Jon Landau has shared that the sets are ‘ready’ and the crew should be returning to New Zealand sometime in June. This would make the sequel one of the first big Hollywood productions to go back to work since COVID19 brought the world into a lockdown.
Jon Landau has also shared on his Instagram some behind the scenes look of the watercraft that will appear in the sequel. Alien ocean and/or seascapes could be playing a bigger role in Avatar 2 as compared to the original movie. In addition to the behind the scenes photo, he has also shared a look at the actor inside the production’s “900,000 gallon performance capture tank that we built for the Avatar sequels”.So we can expect Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Kate Winslet, and Cliff Curtis and the upcoming sequel.
The themes of family and ‘escape’ seems to the centre of the movie. Jon Landau said, “ This is the story of the Sully family and what one does to keep their family together. 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. I think, why do people turn to entertainment today, more so than ever? I think it’s to escape, to escape the world we’re in, to escape the other pressures they have in their lives.”
Avatar fans would have to wait a bit longer to get the movie, but as of now, we think that it would be worth the wait. But of course if you want to know more information about the sequel, just head on over to Jon Landau’s instagram or Avatar’s twitter page.
Alternatively, here’s a movie that is coming soon, The Old Guard starring Charlize Theron, premieres on Netflix on July 10.