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Zoe Saldana Cried After Watching 20 Minutes Of Avatar 2

Zoe Saldana Cried After Watching 20 Minutes Of Avatar 2

Zoe Saldana has shared her thoughts on Avatar 2, after director James Cameron showed her the first 20 minutes.

Zoe Saldana has shared her thoughts on Avatar 2, after director James Cameron showed her the first 20 minutes of the new film.

The highly anticipated sequel comes 12 years after the first film was released in 2009.

Saldana will be returning to play Neytiri, along with her co-star Sam Worthington, who played Jack Sully.

The sequel is set to premiere December 16, 2022, after several delays.

Now, Saldana has told fans to 'brace themselves' as the film literally made her cry within the first 20 minutes.

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Journalist Kevin McCarthy spoke to Saldana about the film while promoting The Adam Project.

According to Saldana, she was shown footage of the film 'right before the year ended' in 2021, the Independent reports.

She told McCarthy: "I can get choked up just talking about it, because I was able to see just 20 minutes of the second instalment right before the year ended, last year.

"And I was speechless, I was moved to tears," she said.

Saldana went on to say that the one thing no one really knows about Cameron is that he's 'also a big crier', adding that the 'story is going to be compelling'.

Zoe Saldana's spoken about the new Avatar sequel.
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The actor then tried to prepare fans, saying: "Avatar 2 is definitely a leap from the Avatar 1, so I think you really have to brace yourself for it, but it’s going to be an adventure you will not forget."

The film was delayed several times, though Cameron explained the reasons for this.

In a video call with longtime collaborator Arnold Schwarzenegger, he said, "Covid hit us like it hit everybody... We lost about four and a half months of production."

He added in the call: "We're a hundred percent complete on Avatar 2 and we're sort of ninety five percent complete on Avatar 3."

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The director then added that he felt 'very lucky' to have chosen New Zealand for the film shoot as it helped them filming the sequel under Covid restrictions.

"We made the first film here in New Zealand, and it's ranked either first or second best country in the world for its Covid response – sometimes Germany's in the number one spot, sometimes New Zealand's in the number one spot.

"But we're actually able to operat."

In exciting news for fans, the sequel isn't the only Avatar film they can expect soon.

The film will be proceeded by another three, ending with Avatar 5 in coming years.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/20th Century Fox

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