But the good news is that Avatar 2 might just become the first major film to resume production.
The four movie sequels, which have been in the making for what seems like a lifetime, were shooting back to back at Wellington's Stone Street Studios when production was halted.
Avatar 3 is set to be out on 22 December 2023, Avatar 4 on 19 December 2025, and then Avatar 5 on 17 December 2027.More news: Hertz Files for Bankruptcy Protection as Car Rentals Evaporate in Pandemic
Allowing a "small number of worldwide personnel" for a production triggered significant economic benefits and jobs for New Zealanders, who made up on average more than 90 per cent of global production crews varying in size from 200 to 1000. His confirmation comes two weeks after the country had released new health and safety protocols that will allow film and TV productions to resume.
He confirmed that they are set to restart the production as early as next week.More news: Updated Information Regarding First COVID-19 Death in Wood County
Touted as one of the most groundbreaking science-fiction movies ever, Avatar is based in the fictional universe of Pandora, which humans are trying to colonize, in the mid-22nd century. Last summer, Avengers: Endgame stole Avatar's record as the highest grossing movie of all-time, beating the James Cameron-directed 2009 movie, $2.797B to $2.79B.
Sequel What to expect from "Avatar 2"? Returning cast members include Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald, and Sigourney Weaver. It is yet to be known if the makers will stick to that date or postpone release. Meanwhile, three more Avatar films are also in the works.More news: Ukraine to investigate leaked calls between Joe Biden and ex-president | Ukraine