James Cameron: Filming on Avatar 2 “100 Percent Complete,” Avatar 3 Close Behind

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It’s been over a decade in the making, but James Cameron has finally finished filming his sequel to 2009’s blockbuster hit, Avatar. The Terminator and Aliens director also confirmed that principal photography for the third film – Avatar 3 – is nearing completion.

“…COVID hit us like it hit everybody…we lost about four and a half months of production,” the director told Arnold Schwarzenegger during a recent Zoom interview. “As a result of that, we’ve rolled around one more full year for a release in December of 22.”

“Now that doesn’t mean I have an extra year to finish the film,” he added. “Because the day we deliver Avatar 2, we’ll just start working on finishing Avatar 3. We’ve got about 10 percent left to go. We’re 100 percent complete on Avatar 2, and we’re sort of 95 percent complete on Avatar 3.”

Avatar 2 will reportedly focus on the children of protagonists Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). If Cameron is to be believed, the Avatar sequels will revolutionize CGI imagery again with new technology that brings stunning underwater worlds to life.

Avatar was the number-one movie in the world until it was narrowly defeated by Avengers: Endgame in 2019 ($2,790,439,092 vs. $2,797,800,564, according to Box Office Mojo). Can Avatar 2 or its three sequels (yes, we’re going all the way up to Avatar 5) reclaim the top spot?

Tsing Mui
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