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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 29: Models dressed up as characters from the film 'Avatar' depart a branded plane during the launch of "AVATAR" Blu-ray and DVD at Sydney Domestic Airport on April 29, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Production for the upcoming four Avatar sequels has come to a halt because of coronavirus concerns. Jon Landau, the US producer on the film, explains to NZ Herald, “If I told you we are going to know something in two weeks, I’d be lying. I might not be wrong—even a broken clock is right twice a day. But I would be lying because I don’t know.” He also added, “We’re in the midst of a global crisis, and this is not about the film industry. I think everybody needs to do now whatever we can do, as we say here, to flatten the [coronavirus] curve.”

Before the halt in production, Avatar 2 and 3 were set to be finished by the end of the year. Avatar is the second highest-grossing film of all time at $4.6 billion worldwide.

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