Director James Cameron has revealed that the box office hit ‘Avatar’ is almost done filming its third installment of the film.
According to CNN, Cameron video chatted with former California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger for the 2020 Austrian World Summit. Here Cameron revealed that he is getting ready to soon drop some important releases dates regarding the franchise.
“Covid hit us like it hit everybody,” the director said. “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.”
He continued, “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.’ So where we are right now, I’m down in New Zealand shooting, we’re shooting the remainder of the live-action. 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 with ‘Avatar 3.'”
Cameron, who directed Schwarzenegger in “The Terminator”, expressed his excitement with choosing to film in New Zealand.
“We’re very lucky in that we chose this as our production site years ago,” he told Schwarzenegger. “We made the first film here in New Zealand and it turns out to be ranking first or second-best country in the world for its Covid response.”
Fans have waiting far too long due to Covid-19 but the film looks like it will have some big secrets that will be worth the wait, especially with there being talks of an ‘Avatar’ 4 and 5.
“I can’t tell you anything about the story. I believe in the mystery and the great reveal,” he said.
Watch the full conversation here: