A decade after the first “Avatar” was released in theaters, we’re now one step closer to the sequel. This weekend, it was announced that production on “Avatar 2” has wrapped. The sequel from director James Cameron has been in development for years, and now it seems like it’s about to become a reality.
The announcement came courtesy of the official “Avatar” twitter account, which posted a behind-the-scenes image from the set alongside the announcement. If you look closely, you’ll that the image contains a water tank. The tweet that accompanied it suggests that it also contains our first look at the Sea Dragon, which is a new piece of N’avi tech that’s debuting in the sequel.
The full caption reads: “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. 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.”
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. 👀
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
Not a ton is known about the next “Avatar”, but we do know that the film is set several years after the events of the original film. It’s also possible that the film will focus on Jake and Neytiri’s children, and that it’s likely to tell a complete story of its own, even as it acts as a sequel to the original.
A number of major players from the first film will be returning to the cast, including Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi, and Stephen Lang. They’ll be joined by new cast members including Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Vin Diesel, Cliff Curtis, David Thewlis, and Edie Falco.
Whether you’re excited about the sequel or not, it’s hard to deny that that’s a great cast. Most people have assumed that Cameron’s quest to make four sequels to his box office smash was foolhardy, but Cameron has never been one to resist being the underdog. After all, you wouldn’t have guessed that “Avatar” would be the biggest film of all time either.
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