The creative minds behind James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar 2 just shared a collage of small set photos. The highly anticipated sequel to Cameron’s 2009 groundbreaking film, Avatar, has been in production for almost ten years now, originally announced back in 2010. The sequel was aiming for a 2014 release, however it saw significant delays to allow the crew more time to develop new technology for the special effects and to work on the story’s writing. Avatar 2 has finished filming and is currently scheduled to premiere on December 16, 2022.
Cameron has three additional sequels already planned for the Avatar franchise, bringing the total to five films. While not much is currently known about the additional sequels, the premise of Avatar 2 is said to revolve around Jake Sully and Neytiri forming a family and doing whatever it takes to stay together. For unknown reasons, they are forced to leave their home and explore the different lands of Pandora. Recently released Avatar 2 concept art has revealed one of those new regions, which is a stormy Pandoran sea. Now a new collection of photos may reveal more about the upcoming sequel.
Shared by the Avatar Instagram handle, the creative minds behind Avatar 2 posted a collage of set photos. The post is dedicated to the movie’s New Zealand crew and the entire NZ film industry, proclaiming that it’s “proud to call NZ home for live action filming across all of the Avatar movies.” View the entire photo collage below:
While the photo itself doesn’t reveal any new information about Avatar 2, it does show some behind the scenes snaps of the crew working on the movie, who are all based in New Zealand. Filming in New Zealand for Avatar 2 and 3 began in Spring of 2019 and concluded for a short break on November 29 of that year. Unfortunately, on March 17, 2020, it was announced that filming for the Avatar sequels would be postponed indefinitely due to the growing COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand and the rest of the world. Filming was allowed to commence in June of 2020, and in September of that same year, Cameron confirmed the live-action filming in New Zealand had been completed.
The posted collage photo is in honor of the hard working crew behind the Avatar sequels. The post has already received over 2,000 likes with comments from fans thanking the crew for all of their work, which is good to see, especially considering the incredible amount of work that undoubtedly went into the film. Based on the success of the first movie, there is no doubt that Avatar 2 will be a huge film when it’s released. Photos like the one above are a great way to thank the people who don’t always receive the recognition they deserve.