A Surprising Amount Of Filming Has Already Been Completed For Avatar 4
Producer Jon Landau reveals that Avatar 4 is currently in production, adding that the whole first act has been completed.
Producer Jon Landau revealed that the majority of Avatar 4's opening act has been completed. During a press conference at the Busan International Film Festival, Landau responded to a Variety question on the filming and design of the fourth episode in the Avatar trilogy.
"We've completed most of the first act of Avatar 4 for logistical reasons," Landau explained. "We created most of the whole film for Avatar 4, but we just filmed the first act." While the film is scheduled to be released in 2026, production began in 2017. Landau also addressed why the Avatar films took so long to complete.
Noting that technological advancements were essential to bring the world to life. "We could not have produced what people witnessed today five, eight, or nine years ago," Landau explained. "We needed the time to get it to the level that we can now provide to individuals." Landau went on to emphasize the need for diversity in Avatar films.
While discussing the franchise's future, Landau promised that each sequel will offer fresh and unique elements to Pandora's expanding planet. "We'll introduce them to different civilizations and biomes with each sequel. We don't abandon the civilizations we've encountered "Landau stated. James Cameron and Armageddon co-writer Shane Salerno collaborated on Avatar 4.
Sam Worthington will reprise his role as Jake Sulley, and Zoe Saldana will play Neytiri. Stephen Lang returns as Colonel Miles Quaritch, and Sigourney Weaver takes on a new role as a young child. Avatar, directed by James Cameron, was released to critical acclaim in 2009. The visual effects and storyline in the science-fiction picture were extremely impressive. It went on to collect more than $2.8 billion at the box office, making it the highest-grossing film of all time. Four sequels have been confirmed, with the first, Avatar: The Way of Water, set to hit theaters on December 16.