Speaking at CineEurope in Barcelona this week, producer Jon Landau has confirmed that the four “Avatar” sequels are officially set to start filming on September 25th this year.
Years in the planning, pre-production for the four film shoot got underway in New Zealand in April. The story takes place exclusively on the planet Pandora, no Earth scenes, and Landau says:
“At the heart of any movie are the characters. One of the strengths of great scripts are always the universal and relatable themes… There’s no more relatable theme than family. At the center of each of our four movies will be the Sully family.
Each sequel will play as a stand-alone movie. Each movie’s story will come to its own conclusion… However, when looked at as a whole, the journey across all four movies will create an even larger connected epic saga for audiences around the world.”
Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, Cliff Curtis and Oona Chaplin star in the films which James Cameron will direct.
The four films open December 18th 2020, December 17th 2021, December 20th 2024 and December 19th 2025.