Prepare yourself to plunge into the oceans of Pandora. While the first Avatar was squarely set above water, the long-awaited sequel will dive under as James Cameron’s new movie explores the hidden undersea world of the unique planet.
We have currently seen numerous behind-the-scenes pictures of Avatar 2, consisting of one of the cast in scuba gear, and now– thanks to producer Jon Landau– we have a picture of somebody riding what appears to be a big sea-dwelling animal.
“Still photographer Mark Fellman snapped this photo last year of Britain Dalton during underwater performance capture on the Avatar sequels,” reads the caption of the action shot. Check it out below.
Cameron formerly teased that the Avatar sequels (of which there are 4, releasing between 2021 and 2027) will be “investing quite a bit of time on the water, around the water, in the water.” The first Avatar 2 concept art also showcased the beautiful new animals and flora we can anticipate second time around.
On the other hand, Landau has been discussing Avatar 2 a reasonable bit these past couple of months, just recently teasing the sequel’s premise and hinting that the 2021 release will be a more family friendly than the first film. Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) will have three kids in the Avatar sequels: first-born Neteyam, second-born boy Lo’ak, and the youngest of the brood, daughter Tuktirey.
“This is the story of the Sully family and what one does to keep their family together,” he said. “Jake and Neytiri have a family in this movie, they are forced to leave their home, they go out and explore the different regions of Pandora.”
Production on Avatar 2 is due to resume filming shortly in New Zealand. With what now looks like a lot of (virtual) ground to cover and four movies shooting simultaneously at a reported expense of $1 billion, they’re going to require all the time they can get.