It has long been rumored that the upcoming sequels for James Cameron’s Avatar would be filmed consecutively, much like The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix sequels. Speaking on “The Jonathan Ross Show” (via Digital Spy) actress Zoe Saldana confirmed these plans along with a potential start date.
“I think that they’re doing a part two and a part three and they’re probably going to shoot it at the same time…If we just do two and then wait, I’ll probably be 45 or 50 by the time we get to part three. It takes a long time, it’s a very hard process.”
Previous reports on the sequels had the film targeting a late 2013 production start but Saldana confirmed an early 2014 start date for the filming.
No release date has been set for either film, but Avatar 2 was originally targeted for a December, 2014 release and Avatar 3 for December, 2015.