James Cameron released the original “Avatar” back in 2009, making its sequel over a decade in the making. With the first movie being one of the highest grossing of all time, Cameron was able to return to the world of Pandora.
The director claimed the upcoming sequel is the first of many. He’s definitely been busy and hard at work world-building to expand the story.
“Avatar 2” will follow Jake Sully as he navigates his new life as a Na’vi with his family. When a familiar threat returns to finish what they started, Jake must once again work with the Neytiri to protect their planet.
Returning for the sequel are: Zoe Saldana, Giovanni Ribisi, Sigourney Weaver, and CCH Pounder. Who are equally as excited to explore more of the world and their characters.
The set photo comes from producer John Landau, who mentions the “epic saga” ahead for the “Avatar” series. The image shows Cameron and Worthington as he is suited up in his motion-capture gear. Both look thrilled as they take a look at a filmed scene.
Previous set photos showcase the more elaborate set pieces, including Kate Winslet in a pool with motion capture gear on. But this new photo shows the joy the actors feel working on a movie of this scale.
We’ve waited long enough for the sequel, so hopefully the following movies don’t take another decade, but we wouldn’t want to rush a professional like Cameron.
To see this motion capture in action, we’ll have to wait until “Avatar 2” releases on December 16, 2022.