New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: With lockdown getting lifted in New Zealand, Canadian Director James Cameron is all set to resume the filming of the sequel of his world-famous movie Avatar. While Avatar 2 is scheduled to hit the theatres in 2021, the franchise will have installments releasing in 2023, 2025, 2027.

While the fans are excited about the release of Avatar 2, another thing that makes the movie interesting is its insane budget. As per a report by the Deadlines, the sequels of Avatar have a budget of over one billion dollars or Rs 7,500 crores to be precise. With this level of investment in the movies, the fans can expect breathtaking graphics.

“From the set of the sequels: @JimCameron directing the actors before they dive underwater for performance capture. Fun fact: That layer of white on the water's surface is comprised of floating balls that prevent lights from interfering with filming underwater,” said Avatar’s official handle while sharing a picture from the sets of the movie.

Though the shooting of the movie has been disturbed for quite a while now because of the coronavirus pandemic, Cameron believes that they'll complete the shoot in time if they keep up at a constant pace. The Director also had a word with the Empire for the new Celebration Of Cinema issue.

“On the bright side, New Zealand seems to have been very effective in controlling the virus and their goal is not mitigation, but eradication, which they believe that they can do with aggressive contact tracing and testing,” Cameron said.

“So there's a very good chance that our shoot might be delayed a couple of months, but we can still do it. So that's good news,” the Director added.

Avatar 2 will adhere to the story showing what happened after 12 years of Avatar 1. Avatar 1 was released in 2009. It was one of the greatest hits globally, as only last year Avengers: End game broke its record.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma