Makers of the follow-up films in the Avatar series should note that not all actors can finish the shooting if the production is delayed even more. Actor David Thewlis tells The Independent that part of the cast should be forced to leave the series prematurely.

“If the films are delayed any longer, some of the protagonists will not be able to finish the films, because they have already committed to other projects that will be shot afterwards,” said Thewlis, who will star in the sequel to the 2009 film.

The sequel to the movie success Avatar directed by James Cameron was announced in 2010 and was due in 2014. After several delays due to production issues, the film is now slated to release in December 2022. The most recent delays are due to the outbreak of COVID-19. After that, three more films in the Avatar series are scheduled.

The filming of the films recently started again in New Zealand. Director Cameron and the cast, which included Kate Winslet, Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, had to be given special permission to enter the country because the borders were closed.

Little is known about the plot of the four films. The cast previously announced that they do not know the full story, because they only see parts of the script.