‘Avatar 2’ will resume filming in New Zealand next week

The country is going back to work following a coronavirus lockdown

Production on the Avatar sequel is set to resume in New Zealand next week.

It comes as the country begins to go back to work following their coronavirus lockdown, with work also set to resume on Amazon’s Lord Of The Rings TV series soon.

Deadline reported earlier this month that health and safety production protocols related to the restarting of film projects in New Zealand have been passed by the country’s government.


The report also revealed that a number of film and TV shoots “are already safely underway” in the country, and the Avatar sequel has been confirmed to return next week by producer Jon Landau.

Sharing a shot of the film’s set on Instagram, Landau wrote: “Our Avatar sets are ready — and we couldn’t be more excited to be headed back to New Zealand next week.

UK cinemas, meanwhile, have revealed that they could be set to reopen in time to screen upcoming Christopher Nolan film Tenet in mid-June.

“What we are trying to do is work with the government to demonstrate that we are not like sporting fixtures or music concerts,” Vue chief exec Tim Richards said.

“We can actually control how many people go into our cinema at any given time. We have the ability to schedule our films separately and we have the ability to control entrances and exits for customers.”


Hundreds of films and TV shows have had their productions halted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, including Robert Pattinson’s The Batman and Stranger Things season four.

See a full list of all the films and TV shows affected by coronavirus here.

Amazon’s Lord Of The Rings series, revealed to be set in the 3,000-year period before first film The Fellowship Of The Ring, has recruited Black Mirror actor Will Poulter for a starring role among others.

Here’s everything we know so far about Amazon’s Lord Of The Rings TV series.

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