'Avatar 2+3', 'Lord of the Rings', Marvel: Filming Could Resume After COVID Break – Kino News

'Avatar 2+3', 'Lord of the Rings', Marvel: Filming Could Resume After COVID Break – Kino News

After film sets around the world were recently halted due to the coronavirus, filming can now start again in some countries – this applies, among other things, to Amazon's “Lord of the Rings” series and parts of James Cameron's “Avatar”.

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The coronavirus has severely restricted our daily lives in many areas of life over the past few months. Filming for films and TV series has also become impossible due to the pandemic. But while exit restrictions are now gradually being eased, filming will soon be allowed to resume in New Zealand and the Czech Republic – subject to increased safety measures (and subject to renewed pauses if the number of infections rises again).

It also affects some major Hollywood projects that were filming in those countries at the time of the coronavirus outbreak: In addition to Amazon's Lord of the Rings series and James Cameron's Avatar sequels, Disney+'s MCU series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has also been affected.

James Cameron in Avatar 2+3

While fans of James Cameron’s blockbuster have been waiting more than a decade for a sequel, the visionary is currently producing two Pandora adventures in a row. After shooting live-action scenes for “Avatar 2” (theatrical release: December 15, 2021) and “Avatar 3” (theatrical release: December 20, 2023) in New Zealand during the COVID-19 outbreak, the time off was used to work on a virtual production with legendary effects company Weta Digital instead. Reports say Delivery timeAnd soon things will finally continue with the actors.

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Anyone interested in the progress of the “Avatar” parts (“Avatar 4” will be released on December 17, 2025, and “Avatar 5” will follow on December 15, 2027), which, by the way, will consume a total budget of $ 1 billion, if you want to, it is better to follow the series' official Twitter account. Photos from the set are now regularly posted there, providing a look behind the scenes – the latest was on May 6:

Amazon's Lord of the Rings series

With “The Lord of the Rings,” another potential film is being shot in New Zealand, which is currently one of the largest productions ever. After Peter Jackson set new standards with his cinematic trilogy, Amazon is now investing heavily in his Middle-earth series, which will soon continue filming.

The series, which is set in the so-called Second Age, and therefore long before the events of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”, will also be filmed, like those films, in New Zealand – and is expected to be filmed in New Zealand. It has a budget of more than a billion dollars.

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and more

Filming can also be done again in Prague, including, among other things: Hollywood Reporter Film and TV productions are set to resume under strict conditions and stricter hygiene rules – for example, actors performing on camera without a face mask will be tested for coronavirus every 14 days. All crew members must also provide negative tests before entering, before taking another test within the first 72 hours of entry.

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In addition to several films that were originally scheduled to be shot in Prague in 2020, work on the series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier“It will start up again after going on an indefinite hiatus last March. The Marvel series, which teams up with the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) after the events of “Avengers 4,” is set to debut on Disney+ in August.

Cameras are also allowed to roll again in Prague, much to the delight of Amazon Studios. With season two of “Carnival Row” and the best-selling “The Wheel Of Time,” fantasy fans can expect a double renewal of the epic series.

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