The creators who work on the 2nd and 3rd part of the film at the same time lost a total of 4.5 months due to the current epidemiological situation. However, this is not the only reason for postponing the premiere, which is officially scheduled for December 2022. In addition to the pandemic, it also has to do with the large amount of advanced technology used in the film. So while the actors on set are now complete, there is still a lot of work to do in post-production. Avatar director James Cameron explains the situation with plenty of CGI effects in the picture. He also claims that things are still happening on the set. An additional year will therefore be used to complete the third installment of the film, which is already 95% ready. One of the producers, Jon Landau, recently shared new photos from the set on his Instagram.
Work on the set of the 2nd and 3rd parts of Avatar has been going on since 2017. Initially, motion capture technology was used, but in 2019 traditional shooting for the film began. The COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, which resulted in production shutdown in March. Thanks to New Zealand’s aggressive stance towards the virus, the country quickly dealt with the first wave of infections. So the actors returned to the set in June. Although the next two parts are certain, in 2017 the director denied that the fourth and fifth parts were to be made.