Avatar sneak peek unveils behind-the-scenes look at new sequels

Clémence Michallon
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Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington in Avatar (Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation/Kobal/Shutterstock)
Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington in Avatar (Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation/Kobal/Shutterstock)

Film producer Jon Landau has shared a sneak peek from the set of one of the Avatar sequels, teasing what’s to come when the franchise returns in 2022.

Avatar 2 is currently scheduled for release in December of that year, meaning it will debut 13 years after James Cameron’s 2009 original.

Four more sequels are planned. Avatar 3 is scheduled for release in 2024, Avatar 4 in 2026, and Avatar 5 in 2028.

Landau recently shared a photo of motion capture work being done for the sequels. He didn’t specify which instalment he was working on, but Landau is listed as a producer alongside Cameron on Avatar 2.

“On the Avatar sequels, we use performance capture for things that are both big and small!” Landau wrote next to two images.

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One shows three horses and riders covered in motion-capture dots, and the other features a young child also wearing a motion-capture outfit.

In March this year, Avatar regained its spot as the highest-grossing film of all time, after being overtaken by Avengers: Endgame in 2019.

Avatar’s re-release in China enabled it to climb back to the top. The film currently has a lifetime gross of $2.8.4bn according to Box Office Mojo, compared to $2.79bn for Avengers: Endgame.

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