An Avatar 2 set photo shows a sneak peek at a new underwater ship.
Live-action production on the film has wrapped for the year, and the official Avatar Twitter account offered a look at what they’ve been working on. The picture depicts a water tank and the “aft well deck section” of a new ship called the Sea Dragon. The Sea Dragon is said to be a “massive mothership that carries an array of other sea-going craft in the sequels.” Check out the Tweet and picture below:
It’s been a long road here for James Cameron’s project and people are warming up to the idea of a return visit to Pandora. Funny enough, most of the recent conversations around the film have revolved around other projects. Avengers: Endgame passed the first Avatar on the way to becoming the highest-grossing film of all-time. The status of the Avatar sequels also came up in the conversations surrounding Disney’s acquisition of FOX earlier this year. So, even though there haven’t been many outward developments in the way of media coverage, things have been steadily scooting along behind the scenes as James Cameron and company get ready to try and wow the world again with the technological brilliance on display in the upcoming film. Unfortunately, a later tweet told fans that they shouldn’t be expecting a trailer any time soon though, so the wait continues.
Avatar 2 is still a long way off, but plot details will likely start to emerge within the next year. Public opinion towards the Avatar franchise is divided, with some people expressing excitement and others wondering why it needs five films at all. This certainly seems to be in the minds of those working on the film. The real question is how audiences will respond to a sequel being released 12 years after the first installment. The publicity department for the franchise is smart to show little glimpses of Avatar 2 this far in advance to hype it up, but things won’t get clearer until the first trailer is unveiled, and that probably won’t be for a long while. Until then, fans eager to return to Pandora in Avatar 2 just have to keep their eyes peeled for more behind the scenes looks.