Avatar 2 producer Jon Landau shared a brand new collection of behind-the-scenes photos on the sequel’s official Twitter account. The new photos also provided information on the new character actor Jack Champion will portray in the James Cameron film.
Seems like the first of the Avatar sequels won’t be arriving until at least 2022.The latest is a series of photos from a trip the cast took to Hawaii to prepare for filming–which, knowing the schedule of Avatar 2, are probably at least 3 years old.
ICYMI: Avatar Producer @JonLandau shared a series of photos from behind-the-scenes of the sequels.
To prepare the cast of the Avatar sequels for filming, we took them to Hawaii to experience the underwater world. Check out a few pictures from the trip here: pic.twitter.com/AdXhFhWPlh
— Avatar (@officialavatar) September 7, 2020
The purpose of the Hawaii trip was for the cast of the sequel to “experience the underwater world” that Avatar 2 will be exploring, and the pictures include Sigourney Weaver post-dive, a trio of actors playing new characters, and the entire Sully family including Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, and the actors who play their characters’ children.
A second image reveals Cameron conversing with Sigourney Weaver, who returns for the sequel despite her character being killed off in the original film.
A third image features new cast members Cliff Curtis, Bailey Bass, and Filip Geljo in shallow water as they prepare for their roles as Na’vi from the Metkayina clan. Another post revealed new information about the character named Javier ‘Spider’ Socorro, a human teenager born at Hell’s Gate who prefers to spend his time in the rainforests of Pandora. Actor Jack Champion was just twelve years old when he began work on Avatar 2 and the photos included in the post congratulating him on completing his last live-action shot on the film reveals just how much time as passed since then.
Congratulations to @JackTheChamp on completing his last live action shot on Avatar 2! What a difference a few years makes.
ICYMI: Jack will play Spider, a human teenager who was born at Hell’s Gate, but prefers to spend his time in the Pandoran rainforest. pic.twitter.com/h9uxsbN9UW
— Avatar (@officialavatar) August 19, 2020
Production on Avatar 2 resumed in New Zealand in June 2020 after being temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, all cast and crew members had to go into quarantine for 14 days upon their return to New Zealand before filming could resume under government-approved health and safety production protocols.