The work on the ‘Avatar’ sequels has wrapped for 2019 and in celebration, the film’s Twitter account posted a behind the scenes image from the set. Depicted is a massive vessel called the Sea Dragon, which contains multiple smaller watercraft.
That’s a wrap, Na’vi Nation! 💙
It’s our last day of live-action filming in 2019, and we’re celebrating with a sneak peek. 👀
Check out this photo of the aft well deck section of the Sea Dragon, a massive mothership that carries an array of other sea-going craft in the sequels. pic.twitter.com/AXgAve6aTG
— Avatar (@officialavatar) November 29, 2019
James Cameron is reportedly filming multiple movies at the same time so that they can be released two years apart. It’s not clear if this tweet means that filming is 100% complete or if they are just wrapping up for the year, and will resume in the New Year. It’s not even clear what they are now filming, as it was previously reported that the motion-capture performances for ‘Avatar 2’ and ‘3’ had been completed.
Earlier this year, executive producer Jon Landau told ComicBook.com:
“We’re well into production. We’ve completed our performance capture with Sam [Worthington] and Zoe [Saldana] and Stephen Lang and Cliff Curtis and Sigourney Weaver and a great group of young kids. We’ve been capturing not just on a stage but in a 500,000-gallon water tank, below the water, above the water. Jim [Cameron] has written into the scripts all of the stuff that people would expect from an Avatar sequel. A story that completes itself, an emotional journey in a world like you’ve never seen.”
‘Avatar 2’ is scheduled for release on December 17, 2021, with ‘Avatar 3’ arriving on December 22, 2023, ‘Avatar 4’ on December 19, 2025, and ‘Avatar 5’ on December 17, 2027, but as Cameron has stated before, “Let’s face it, if ‘Avatar 2’ and ‘3’ don’t make enough money, there’s not going to be a ‘4’ and ‘5’.”
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