After a decade of production, delays, and headlines, Avatar sequels are starting to look more realistic, with director James Cameron sharing new images from the much-anticipated set of Avatar 2.
One of the images shows Cameron’s gaze standing next to Eddie Falco and General Ardmore standing on the roof of a dragon warplane from the first movie. The images also feature a look at scenes of the ambitious sequel to capture the underwater performance. Take a look at the pictures below.
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Photos revealed by this, who also spoke to Cameron about his avatar sequel making journey. Cameron called the process, “kind of crazy,” which makes sense, since the sequel entered the planning stages back in 2012. This franchise setting is also unique because we already know Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5 are all on the way. We also know that Avatar’s sequels cost $1 billion to produce, up to $250 million per movie.
The electronic warfare feature reveals that Avatar 2 and 3 will be a love letter to the sea, which Cameron discovered in his famous 1997 movie Titanic.
“I do the ocean when I’m not making movies,” Cameron said. “So if I can combine my two greatest passions, one being ocean exploration; the other, making films, why not?”
This fits with the plot details that are starting to flow around the sequel. We previously learned that Avatar 2 will focus on Jake Sully and his new family exploring new areas of Pandora, including spending a lot of time in and around the water. We’ve also seen concept art for The Crabsuit, a large, crab-like submarine coming to the Avatar sequels.
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As of September last year, Avatar 2 has concluded filming, with shooting in Avatar 3 also approaching. At one point, Avatar 2 was supposed to appear on Friday, but its current release date is December 16, 2022. Avatar 3 is set for December 20, 2024, with Avatar 4 set for December 2026, and Avatar 5 set for December 2028.
Movies aren’t the only Avatar projects in the works either. Ubisoft is making Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, a video game that will focus on “discovering the world and nature,” according to the developers.
Logan Blunt is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.