Sam Worthington says ‘big’ Avatar production to resume next month

by news hub — Jan 10 2024

“We go back to work on it in a month and it’s big. It’s bigger than you can imagine,” Sam Worthington told the publication.

Filmed in Wellington in collaboration with Wētā Digital, Avatar: The Way of Water had a production cost of US$550 million. In its initial week of release, the film garnered an impressive US$880 million at the global box office.

In December, Cameron confirmed his decision to film all future Avatar instalments in Aotearoa, with approximately 1500 New Zealand-based crew members contributing to the series.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the New Zealand team. I think we had in the order of 15 – 1600 hundred people in New Zealand who had jobs on this thing – a lot of them at Wētā – also 500 ish on the live-action, on the set construction, the props, the subs, the crab suits, the ship, the water tank – which we shot up in Auckland,” Cameron told NewsHub at the time.