Check out the new behind-the-scenes photo to share with you from the set of Avatar 2. It features the lead stars in the movie, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Kate Winslet, and Cliff Curtis, taking a break from the underwater performance.
From the set of the sequels: @ZoeSaldana, Sam Worthington, Kate Winslet, and Cliff Curtis taking a break from underwater performance capture for a quick photo!
Fun fact: Much of the performance capture took place in this 900,000 gallon tank, built specifically for the sequels. pic.twitter.com/NSfqoZ6jXJ
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The Avatar sequels also include cast members Dileep Rao, Sigourney Weever, Stephen Lang, and Matt Gerald. They will be joined by the other new cast members that include Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Vin Diesel, Jemaine Clement, and Oona Chaplin.
It’s been revealed that Avatar 2 is set many years after Avatar. “At the center of each of our four movies will be the Sully family. Each sequel will play as a standalone movie. Each movie’s story will come to its own conclusion… However, when looked at as a whole, the journey across all four movies will create an even larger connected epic saga for audiences around the world.”
When previously talking about the movies, Jon Landau opened up about the environment for the sequels, saying:
“As we’ve moved on with the sequels to Avatar we made a very conscious decision to stage the whole four sequels on Pandora. We don’t need to go to another world if we want water, we’re going to go to the oceans of Pandora.
”It’s a continuation of the same characters, but what happen when warriors that are willing to go on suicide charges, and leap off cliffs on to the back of big orange toruks, what happens when they grow up and have their own kids? It becomes a very different story. Now the kids are the risk-takers and the change-makers. So, it’s interesting, but it makes sense to me. Everybody’s either a parent, or they had parents at the very least, and if you look at the big successful franchises now, they’re pretty much uninterested in that.”
It was also reported that there are several other clans of Na’vi all over Pandora:
“We’re going to go to totally different environments, we’re going to meet different cultures. Just like our planet is as diverse culturally as we are environmentally. We want to introduce people to different cultures. In the first movie, we only met the Omaticaya clan, and they are the clan here allowing us to come to the Valley of Mo’ara. But as we venture out we’re going to different environments and different clans.”
Cameron also previously explained that Stephen Lang’s Colonel Miles Quaritch will be the main villain during the sequels.
Avatar 2 will release in theaters on December 17, 2021, followed by Avatar 3 on December 22, 2023; then Avatar 4 on December 19, 2025; and finally Avatar 5 on December 17, 2027.