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James Cameron’s Avatar sequels are some of the big films set to hit theaters over the next few years, and as such, anticipation is steadily increasing. However, at this point, fans don’t know too much about what exactly they can expect when they finally return to Pandora. Yet we do know production on the films has been going for quite some time now. So there have been a few behind-the-scenes looks from the set of the gargantuan productions. Now, we’ve been graced with even more set photos, but you better have some keen vision if you hope to see them.
James Cameron recently shared a post from Avatar’s official Instagram page. The post paid tribute to the films’ cast and crew in New Zealand, which is where the bulk of the live-action filming for the movies takes place. The accompanying image is a beautiful collage that features different shots from the set. Check them out down below and see how many you can make out:
I don’t think I’ve ever had to quint so hard in my life. If you’re like me, it’s probably hard to get a good look at anything, but some of you with stronger vision may be able to point out a few things. Though admittedly, some photos are easier to see than others, especially those that only depict a single crew member.
Regardless of what we can or can’t see, this is a very sweet post and a nice way to pay tribute to the crew. Filmmaking is a serious undertaking, especially when you’re dealing with films on the scale of the Avatar franchise. And the set photos we’ve seen thus far are a true testament to the hard work the team has put in.
Avatar 2 and 3 filmed simultaneously and, during the shoot, the team didn’t hesitate to share some nice tidbits. One set photo showed James Cameron hanging out on the Pandora Base set, while another showed off some of the human cast and some intense-looking gunfights. We’ve even gotten a peek at Sigourney Weaver performing an underwater stunt. If only we had a bit more context for what we’re seeing.
James Cameron and his collaborators certainly have to meet some high expectations, and the legendary filmmaker is more than aware of this fact. He previously admitted that he does feel the weight of having to follow up the highest-grossing film of all time. But ultimately, he and his team just seemed focused on channelling what people loved about the first and expanding on that. You can check out the original 2009 film by streaming it on Disney+, which you can sign up for using this link (opens in new tab).
The director’s reputation precedes him, though, and he’s sure to have some major surprises up his sleeve. We’ll see what lies ahead when Avatar 2 opens in theaters on December 16, 2022. And that film will be followed by Avatar 3 on December 20, 2024.
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