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Filming of Avatar 2 "100 percent complete", James Cameron says
Filming of Avatar 2 "100 percent complete", James Cameron says
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Canadian filmmaker and director James Cameron has recently confirmed that filming on Avatar 2 and 3 is almost done after the Covid-19 pandemic had delayed shooting.

"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," Cameron said in a video call with Terminator friend Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Covid hit us like it hit everybody... We lost about four and a half months of production. As a result of that, we've rolled around one more full year for a release in December of 2022. That's been announced already. Now that doesn't mean I have an extra year to finish the film, because the day we deliver Avatar 2 we'll just start working on finishing Avatar 3."

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Disney postpones movie releases due to Covid-19 pandemic
Mulan trailer image
Mulan trailer image Credit: YouTube (Reproduction)

The Walt Disney Company will not release several movies for the time being. The company announced it is postponing the premiere of Mulan indefinitely and is also pushing back the sequels to James Cameron's Avatar and the release of the Star Wars trilogy films by a year each.

Mulan was initially slated to be released in March, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was delayed to July and then to August.

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Avatar Crew has returned to Wellington, NZ
Opening logo to the Avatar film
Opening logo to the Avatar film Credit: 20th Century Fox / TheCuriousGnome / Public domain

In a first-ever commercially operated, direct flight from Los Angeles to Wellington, the Avatar Crew including James Cameron returned to New Zealand to resume production on the sequels of Avatar. Entry in the country was allowed as the project was deemed to have "significant economic value". The crew of 50 people has to enter a "14-day Government-supervised self-isolation" before resuming filming.