The outbreak of the corona virus does not stop at the Avatar sequels either. The filming of the films was paused until further notice. The makers have not yet been able to reveal when production will continue. The VFX team continues to work on the films. After the first part from 2009, four sequels should start in cinemas between 2021 and 2017.
Now the production of the avatar sequels is also affected by the corona virus. To protect employees, producer Jon Landau has confirmed that the team will remain in Los Angeles for the time being and that a scheduled flight to Wellington has been canceled on Friday. The VFX team will continue to work on the sequels. By the end of the year, the makers wanted to finish filming all upcoming sequels. A total of four films are to be released in the cinema in the coming years.
"We are in the midst of a global crisis and this is not about the film industry now. I think everyone has to do everything in their power now so that we can flatten the curve." said Jon Landau in the New Zealand Herald.
However, the producer could not reveal when the sequels of Avatar would continue to be produced. The first part of the series was released in 2009 and was the most successful film of all time for a total of ten years with sales of over $ 2.79 billion. Only Avengers: Endgame could later throw the film off the throne. On December 17, 2021, Avatar 2, the first successor, will appear in cinemas. Further sequels will follow in December 2023, December 2025 and December 2027. In the past few days, several productions have had to take a break due to the corona virus. Among other things, the filming of Uncharted, The Witcher or the TV version of The Lord of the Rings were affected. The date of Avatar 2 should not be postponed yet.
Avatar 2: James Cameron unveils new concept arts for the movie
Avatar 2: James Cameron talks about status of the film