New set photos from Avatar 2 tease one of the vessels the human villains will use to plunder the planet of Pandora for the second time.
A new set photo from Avatar 2 teases a human command vessel that will take to the seas. Avatar 2 and its countless sequels have been in the works for a hilariously long time. Initially, director James Cameron hoped to have Avatar 2 hit screens in 2014, five years after the original’s release. Instead, it’s been delayed six times as Cameron has tinkered with the plot and technology necessary to bring the underwater world of the planet Pandora to life.
Now set to be released in 2022, 13 years after the original film’s release, many don’t know whether to be excited or not for the new movie. Joining the returning cast are Kate Winslet, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, and Vin Diesel. It finally looks like Avatar 2 may be gracing our screens, for real this time. Cameron has said he is nearly done with both the second and third films, which are currently slated for December 2022 and 2024 releases, respectively.
Cameron has steadily teased the filming process for Avatar 2, which looks incredibly complicated, par for the course for a Cameron movie. The director posted new pictures on Twitter of a human command vessel. Cameron says this is the last set of 2020, but no word on whether this is for Avatar 2, which is said to be completed, or one of the various other sequels. The photos also show a camera attached to a Mercedes Benz, presumably to drive around the mounted boat and capture the characters on it.
Much of the criticism leveled against the first film was for its reductive plot that recalled countless other movies. While the prospect of exploring more of Pandora’s planet is enticing when considering Cameron’s attention to detail and technological innovations, one can’t help but wonder if Avatar 2 is doomed to make the same mistakes as its predecessor. With this human vessel’s appearance, it seems as if Avatar 2 may be following the same plot in some ways.
With Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) forced to flee their home from the first film and explore Pandora’s underwater worlds, Cameron will likely serve up some exciting visuals and action sequences. If the plot stays the same, though, one of the biggest questions plaguing the film is if it will live up to the astronomical expectations set by the record-breaking first film. Avatar 2 is sure to be an exciting film, both for its technological innovations and to see if a 13-year-old film can ignite the same enthusiasm for its sequel more than a decade after its premiere.