Makers of the follow-up films in the Avatar-series should take into account that not all actors can finish the recordings if the production is even more delayed. Actor David Thewlis says to The Independent that part of the cast would have to leave the series prematurely.
“If the films are delayed any longer, some of the protagonists will not be able to finish the films because they have already pledged to other projects to be shot afterwards,” said Thewlis, who will star in the sequel to the 2009 film.
The sequel to the movie success directed by James Cameron Avatar was announced in 2010 and was due to appear in 2014. After several delays due to production issues, the film is now slated to release in December 2022. The most recent delays are due to the outbreak of COVID-19. After that there are three more films in the Avatarseries on the program.
The filming of the films recently started again in New Zealand. Director Cameron and the cast, which included Kate Winslet, Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, had to be given special permission to enter the country because the borders were closed.
Little is known about the plot of the four films. The cast previously announced that they do not know the full story, because they only see parts of the script.