Filming for Avatar 2, which is now due in December 2022, is “100 percent complete.”
That’s the word straight from director James Cameron, who gave fans an extended update on the production and how it’s been affected by COVID-19 during a recent livestream chat with his Terminator collaborator Arnold Schwarzenegger that was conducted as part of this year’s Austrian World Summit, an environmental conference.
“Well, [COVID-19] hit us like it hit everybody,” Cameron said about nine minutes into the video below. “Hit us hard. 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 . That’s been announced already. Now, that doesn’t mean that 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 on Avatar 3.”