James Cameron has revealed that the cast of Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 has wrapped filming.
The sequels to James Cameron’s monster box office hit Avatar might be taking their sweet time but they are indeed on the way. And now the first two sequels have passed a major milestone.
Cameron took to Twitter to announce that filming has now wrapped for Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, saying in a video message: “Hi, James Cameron here and today I’m coming to you from the set of the Avatar sequels — and behind me you can see our performance-capture stage. Today we’re capturing some stunt scenes filming some stunt scenes but our principal cast are all wrapped: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet. They’re done now but they gave us incredible performances, and I can’t tell you how proud I am of the work that they did on these films.”
James Cameron took a (very rare) break from filming on the performance capture stage to record a message to Avatar fans!
— Avatar (@officialavatar) November 13, 2018
The release date for Avatar 2 is still a way off, slated for December 2020, but this is certainly great news for fans of the original.
Avatar 2 will open on December 18th 2020, followed by Avatar 3 on December 17th 2021, Avatar 4 on December 20th 2024 and Avatar 5 on December 19th 2025. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Matt Gerald, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver all reprise their roles from the first film, while new additions to the cast include Kate Winslet, Oona Chaplin, Cliff Curtis, Britain Dalton, Filip Geljo, Jamie Flatters, Bailey Bass, Trinity Bliss, Jack Champion, and Duane Evans Jr.