Avatar Marks End Of This Year's Live Action Filming With Sneak Peek Snap
A photo of a 'massive mothership that carries an array of other sea-going craft in the sequels' was shared on the official Avatar Twitter feed, with a caption that said: "That's a wrap, Na'vi Nation!"
"It's our last day of live-action filming in 2019, and we're celebrating with a sneak peek."
That's a wrap, Na'vi Nation! :blue_heart:
It's our last day of live-action filming in 2019, and we're celebrating with a sneak peek. :eyes:
Check out this photo of the aft well deck section of the Sea Dragon, a massive mothership that carries an array of other sea-going craft in the sequels. pic.twitter.com/AXgAve6aTG
- Avatar (@officialavatar) November 29, 2019
There have been a fair few hold-ups with the long-awaited follow-up to James Cameron's epic 2009 sci-fi flick, which saw a bunch of mid 22nd-century humans invade a habitable moon called Pandora in order to mine materials.
The original film smashed records at the box office, raking in more than $2 billion worldwide. That meant it was only really a matter of time before Cameron started thinking about some sort of follow-up - though it's turned out to be a matter of quite a long time, as we're now a decade on from the first instalment.
Mind you, he has been working on two sequel films back-to-back, so I imagine that's kept him fairly busy.
Plans for a fourth and fifth film were also announced in 2017, but Cameron has since admitted these may never come to fruition - having said in an interview with Vanity Fair: "Let's face it, if Avatar 2 and 3 don't make enough money, there's not going to be a 4 and 5."
Wave machines, blazing fire, and @JimCameron wielding a 3D camera - just another day on the set of the Avatar sequels!
Thanks to producer @JonLandau for capturing the photo. Be sure to follow him for future sneak peeks. :eyes: pic.twitter.com/MxuPlOIQ3e
- Avatar (@officialavatar) October 2, 2019
We don't know much about the storyline yet, but it looks like Avatar 2 will be set at least eight years on from the original.
In an interview with Empire, Cameron spilled the beans while discussing a marital dispute between central protagonists Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), which he filmed from the perspective of their eight-year-old daughter.
Yup, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out this means at least some of the film will be set at least eight years on from where we left off.
Cameron said: "There's a three-page argument scene between Jake and Neytiri, a marital dispute, very, very critical to the storyline.
"I wound up shooting it all from the point of view of the 8-year-old hiding under the structure and peeking in.
"Having gone through the experience with [Sam Worthington] on Avatar, I now knew how to write the Jake character going forward across the emotional rollercoaster of the next four movies. It's been tough on him.
"He's done two pictures back to back now, because we did 2 and 3 together. He had to go to some dark places."
Currently, Avatar 2 is due for release on 17 December 2021.
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