New Avatar 2 Behind-The-Scenes Photos Released

Get ready to see what $250 million on the screen really looks like.

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Director James Cameron has shared photos from the upcoming Avatar sequels for a recently-published Entertainment Weekly interview. As Avatars 2, 3, 4, and 5 are all on their way--and together they cost $1 billion to produce--this is our first look at what $250 million on the screen in a single sequel looks like.

In one of the newly-released photos, Cameron stands next to Edie Falco's General Ardmore in the flight deck of a dragon gunship from the first movie. The photos also offer a look at the sequel's ambitious underwater performance capture scenes. Check out the new photos from Avatar 2 below.

By September 2020, Avatar 2 wrapped filming, and filming is reportedly coming to a close on Avatar 3 now. These and the upcoming sequels subsequently all endured considerable delays both due to the pandemic and also because the the films required "years of technological research and months of training actors to hold their breath for lengths that would impress even a Navy SEAL."

For what it's worth, Cameron sees these sequels as a massive gamble only made possible because Avatar "made so much damn money… it's kind of crazy." Added Cameron in the profile, "Big, expensive films have got to make a lot of money. We're in a new world post-COVID, post-streaming. Maybe those [box office] numbers will never be seen again. Who knows? It's all a big roll of the dice."

Avatar 2 is expected to be in theaters on December 16, 2022.

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