'Avatar' movie sequel to resume production in New Zealand

‘Avatar’ Sequels Set to Resume Production in New Zealand

Deadline was the first to tell you that New Zealand's government endorsed their health and safety protocols post COVID-19, allowing film and TV production to resume.

But Landau, who is based in the U.S., wrote on Instagram on Friday that "we couldn't be more excited to be headed back to New Zealand next week".

The sea vessels look massive and intimidating, and will likely be the ships used by the humans to traverse the mostly water-covered world that Avatar 2 will be exploring. Landau identified them as the Matador, a high-speed forward command vessel, and the Picador, a jetboat.

Sequel What to expect from "Avatar 2"?

Avatar 2's director James Cameron also recently spoke about his desire to get production for the hotly anticipated sequel under way once more. "So it's all on hold right now".


Allowing a "small number of worldwide personnel" for a production triggered significant economic benefits and jobs for New Zealanders, who made up on average more than 90 per cent of global production crews varying in size from 200 to 1000.

"So there's a very good chance that our shoot might be delayed a couple of months, but we can still do it".

"But my work is on the stage doing the virtual cameras and so on, so I can do a bit of editing, but it's not great for me".

Even a decade after the release of James Cameron's path-breaking science-fiction epic Avatar, fans are still waiting for a sequel.

The slow re-opening of overseas productions have given Cameron confidence that Avatar 2 can still make its December 2021 release date, and the recent release of a string of behind-the-scenes images of the set supports that.

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