Avatar 2: James Cameron returns to New Zealand to direct long-awaited sequels

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Director James Cameron has arrived in New Zealand ahead of production resuming for the Avatar sequels.

Two months after filming came to a halt due to the coronavirus crisis, producer Jon Landau shared a picture as he and Cameron touched down at Wellington International Airport.

Wearing face masks and protective visors, the producer confirmed that they would be self-isolating for 14 days before they begin filming.

“Made it to New Zealand. Our 14-day government supervised self-isolation now begins,” Landau wrote.

Zoe Saldana, who plays Neytiri in the science fiction franchise, commented: “God bless you all!!! Miss you madly!!”

All four sequels are to be filmed in the coming months, with a recent report claiming that the films are costing more than $1bn (£808m) to make.

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Made it to New Zealand. Our 14-day government supervised self-isolation now begins. #avatarsequels #jamescameron #newzealand #airnewzealand✈️ #selfisolation

Jon Landau