"Avatar 2" fans were delighted last week when they got a glimpse of the "so called" original artwork, which was said to be released by producer Jon Landau himself. But now to all their disappointments, it has been revealed that the concept art showing the sketch of a Na'Vi character was fake.
The sequel of the most popular sci-fi epic has been under production since 2014, so when there was some update, that too revolving around the concept art of the female Avatar's face in "Avatar 2", fans got really excited and within no time, the artwork went viral on the Internet.
Reports had said that producer Jon Landau has given fans a sneak-peek into the character. He reportedly took to Twitter to reveal the brand new artwork that teasing the features of the face of a female Avatar character. In fact, the photo that went viral was captioned — "Avatar 2".
But now, Deadline has confirmed that the Twitter account in the name Jon Landau was fake and bogus. The report said that Landau has been trying to get the social media giant to delete the account.
According to the report, the account has been apparently faking things for a while now, and has been tweeting referring to Landau in third person. As of now, it is said that the fake account of the producer has been suspended on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Michelle Rodriguez has cleared all rumours suggesting her return in "Avatar 2". There have been various reports that said that the actress may reprise her role as Trudy Chacon from the first "Avatar" film. But, the "Fast & Furious 7" actress has confirmed that she is not appearing in the sequel and also admitted that director James Cameron has not approached her asking to reprise the role or to return in "Avatar 2".
"They're bringing back a lot of other characters. I know Sigourney Weaver's coming back and the guy who played the bad guy, Stephen Lang, is coming back. But yeah, I'm not gonna be in it," said Rodriguez (via NYPost).
While speculations continue to do the rounds, all that we know for sure is that 20th Century Fox's "Avatar 2" will be released in December 2017.
"Avatar 3" and "Avatar 4" are expected to be released in 2018 and 2019, respectively.