KEY POINTS

  • Filming of “Avatar 2” has resumed

  • There will be a time jump in the plot

  • Production team has built a massive water tank in New Zealand

There will be a time jump in “Avatar 2” after the people of Pandora fought a war and defeated the invaders in the first film. Producer Jon Landau teased some details about the film in a recent interview and said that Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) will have a family after settling down together.

Production of the movie has resumed in New Zealand after the cast and crew were forced to stop work after the coronavirus lockdown. Landau told RNZ that the team making the movie feels comfortable restarting the work because of the actions of the government. The producer said that it feels like they are going back to work in “the safest place in the world,” but they are being cautious by making a “detailed and diligent safety plan” for the cast and crew.

The plot of the film, according to Landau, will be about what the Sully family will do to keep the family together. Jake and Neytiri will be forced to leave their home and explore different regions in Pandora.

A big part of “Avatar 2” will be under water, and Landau teased that Jake and his wife will be spending a lot of time on water, near water, and in water. The producer said that people turn to entertainment to explore a new world and escape their problems. The upcoming film, according to Landau, provides the fans an “ incredible world with incredible characters” like Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings.”

There will be massive ships that will take some of the characters on Pandora deep inside the water. Landau previously shared a picture of some of these vessels that have been built for the production set. One of these ships is a high-speed forward command vessel that is called the Matador and the other vessel is the Picador jetboat.

The team behind the film has been sharing behind-the-scenes pictures from the production sets. Most of the filming is taking place underwater with the performance capture technology being used to record the facial expressions of the actors. A previously released picture from “Avatar 2” production set showed Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, and Worthington taking a break from filming in the massive water tank.

Avatar James Cameron has once again delayed the release of “Avatar 2.” Photo: 20th Century Fox