Avatar 2 producer Jon Landau has teased a couple of new plot details about the long-awaited sequel since the team prepares to recommence filming in the wake of its production shut down as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
At a current Instagram post, Landau, who is co-producing Avatar 2 with director James Cameron, shared a set picture of two high tech underwater ships, as he announced the crew’s plans to restart production in New Zealand shortly.
“Our Avatar collections are prepared – and we could not be more excited to be led back to New Zealand next week,” Landau showed in the caption a few days ago before making an immediate reference to the accompanying photograph. “Have a look at the Matador, a high speed forward control vessel (bottom) along with the Picador jetboat (top) — can’t wait to share more.
As one of the first significant studio productions to begin shooting, Landau verified to New Zealand news site RNZ that just a small team will go back to the nation, where they will enter quarantine for a couple of weeks, since the cast and crew plan to adhere to a”detailed and diligent security plan that will keep everyone as secure as you can in these unprecedented times.”
At the same interview, Landau shared a few minor details concerning the story of the 2021 sequel, as he disclosed that Sam Worthington’s Jake and Zoe Saldana’s Neytiri would be made to abandon their home and explore never-before-seen sections of Pandora from the upcoming film.
“This is the story of the Sully family and what one does to maintain their family together,” Landau explained to the socket. “Jake and Neytiri have a family in this film, they are forced to leave their house, go out and learn more about the different areas of Pandora, including spending quite a little time on the water, around the water, at the water.”
Avatar Sequels Concept Art Revealed
Landau’s tidbit of information about the plot aligns with the previously published concept art for its Avatar sequels, showcasing various scenic places, such as islands surrounded by azure blue waters, bioluminescent bays, and floating rock formations.
We suspect that there’ll be more sneak peeks over the coming months, since Avatar 2 currently remains on track to swoop to theatres on December 17, 2021 – with the other sequels set to launch on December 22, 2023, December 19, 2025, and December 17, 2027.