Avatar sequels to resume production in New Zealand next week, two months after the pandemic continued

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Two months after the closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to lockouts worldwide, the sequel “Avatar” will resume production in New Zealand next week. The news was announced on Thursday evening by producer Jon Landau on Instagram.

“Our # avatar sets are ready – and we couldn’t be more excited to return to New Zealand next week,” Landau wrote in a post that included a set photo. “Check out the Matador, a high-speed forward command ship (below) and the Picador jet boat (above) – I can’t wait to share more.”





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A person with knowledge of the production told TheWrap that Landaus Post was correct.

The production of the four “Avatar” sequels, all filmed sequentially in New Zealand facilities, was discontinued on March 17 when the country’s film commission stopped television and film work. At the same time, most flights to and from New Zealand were restricted to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Related Slideshow: All Movies Paused or Delayed Due to Corona Virus Pandemic (provided by TheWrap)

Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang all played around themselves in the original science fiction action epic about the extraterrestrial planet Pandora, where a race of lanky, big blue aliens lives in harmony with the world around them to defend their home from invading human forces. Worthington plays a soldier who can enter a Na’Vi body as a virtual avatar, and he enters into a relationship with the Na’Vi until he finally unites with her cause.

In addition to the lead actors, all of whom return to their original roles, Kate Winslet, David Thewlis, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Oona Chaplin, Edie Falco, Cliff Curtis and CCH Pounder will appear in the four sequels.

You can see the set photo that Landau shared below:

May 21, 2020 at 2:47 p.m. PDT

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