After a long hiatus due to the coronavirus, Avatar 2 finally resumed its recordings in New Zealand. There are already first images of this fact.
Amid the pandemic, New Zealand prioritized the return to work of two Hollywood blockbusters. Clearly, one of them is Avatar 2. Apparently this happened because it means local work and a promise to boost tourism in the coming years, so the Prime Minister has made exceptions so that these filming can restart after a three-month hiatus.
Producer Jon Landau has posted an image of that return to the shoot on his Instagram account. It shows James Cameron and a group of workers maintaining interpersonal distance and wearing protective masks. Little more can be deduced from the photo, taken in a studio full of blue walls. "I used my iPhone to take a photo of our first shot after the‘ Avatar 'sequel went back into production. "
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Used my iPhone to snap a picture of our first shot back in production on the Avatar sequels.
The state of Avatar 2 it's a mystery. James Cameron said in December that he had already finished filming the motion capture for the second and third films in the series, and there were a few shots left in real action. Apparently it was what the team planned to shoot in the spring before they had to stop production. At the moment, the premiere of Avatar 2 is still scheduled for December 17, 2021, and there are expected to be three more sequels released every two years. As for David Thewlis, he confirmed that he will do a "blue thing".
A return that generated discord
Avatar 2's return was not without controversy within New Zealand. The opposition has accused the government of "political favoritism" towards Hollywood blockbusters. According to Stuff, while nine out of ten requests for exceptions made by New Zealanders working abroad are rejected, the Minister of Economic Development allowed 56 workers from the Avatar team to enter the country. An opposition member said it is "an insult to New Zealand workers."
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