The filming of the sequels of ‘Avatar’ in New Zealand have been suspended by the crisis of the coronavirus. So what has been communicated by the producer Jon Landau to New Zealand Heraldnoting that the work on the Stone Street Studio in Wellington is suspended but continues to work on visual effects for movies.
‘Avatar 2’ has a release date of December 17, 2021, arriving in December of 2023, 2025 and 2027, the following sequels.
“We have delayed. We had plans of going down the Friday with a group of people and start again but we have taken the decision to wait and continue working in Los Angeles”producer notes, “we are in the midst of a global crisis, not only in the film industry and we must all do whatever is necessary to flatten the curve of the coronavirus“.
The producer has not indicated when it will continue the production but it has been noted that your priority at this time is to work as much as possible in the visual effects, for which it is intended, more than a billion dollars.
Continues to the pandemic crisis
The suspension of the shooting of the sequels of ‘Avatar’ joins the suspension of the filming of the adaptation of Amazon of ‘the Lord of The Rings’also located in New Zealand. Also, the filming of ‘The Witcher’ has been delayed two weeks, the film Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’, and all the filming of Disney. The complete list of the productions affected is extensive and will continue to grow with the passing days.