Avatar 2 Described as "Most Insanely Complicated Movie Ever" Following New Footage Unveiling

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New footage of James Cameron's upcoming sequel Avatar 2: The Way of Water (2022) has been unveiled, and now the film is being described as “the most insanely complicated movie ever made”. But what exactly was seen?

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Avatar 2: The Way of Water
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Before we "dive in", check out the epic new trailer for Avatar 2: The Way of Water below:

During James Cameron's speech at Digital Day, completed scenes from the film were shown. Writer/director Liam O'Donnell took to Twitter to discuss what he had seen, saying the following:

"AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER appears to be the most insanely complicated movie ever made. Holy s**t. James Cameron’s Digital Day keynote just broke brain."

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Avatar 2: The Way of Water
Avatar 2: The Way of Water

He went on to talk about the underwater performances in the movie:

"*my brain! Just the amount of data they captured... Underwater performance capture with 15 cameras. 2 cams on every actor’s face capture. Underwater reference capture for fully CG creatures. Oh yeah and infrared depth capture to place CG characters in the live action footage"

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Avatar 2: The Way of Water
Avatar 2: The Way of Water

Clearly excited by what he had seen, O'Donnell continues at great length with a series of follow-up tweets, describing the film as "the edible movie of the decade" and praising the cast and crew for the intense underwater scenes.

He also discussed Stephen Lang's return as a Na'vi, saying that the "new Avatar-Quaritch and his conflict and journey sounds f***ing awesome", while warning audiences not to "bet against [James] Cameron".

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Prior to the release of Avatar: The Way of Water, a re-mastered version of Avatar (2009) will be re-released in movie theaters. Re-mastered elements include picture and sound. Screenings will begin on September 23, 2022.

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Avatar 2: The Way of Water
Avatar 2: The Way of Water

As per 20th Century Studios, the official synopsis for Avatar: The Way of Water is:

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family, the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.

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Avatar: The Way of Water stars Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Zoe Saldana (Neytiri), CCH Pounder (Mo’at), Giovanni Ribisi (Parker Selfridge), Joel David Moore (Dr. Norm Spellman), Dileep Rao (Dr. Max Patel), Matt Gerald (Corporal Lyle Wainfleet), Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang.

Newcomers to the Na’vi are Cliff Curtis (Tonowari), Jamie Flatters (Neteyam), Jeremy Irwin (Young Neteyam), Britain Dalton (Lo’ak), Chloe Coleman (Young Lo’ak), Trinity Bliss (Tuktirey), Bailey Bass (Tsireya), Filip Geljo (Aonung), Duane Evans Jr. (Rotxo), and Kate Winslet (Ronal).

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Avatar 2: The Way of Water
Avatar 2: The Way of Water

Newcomers to the human cast are Jack Champion (Javier “Spider” Socorro), Edie Falco (General Ardmore), Michelle Yeoh (Dr. Karina Mogue), Brendan Cowell (Captain Mick Scoresby), Jemaine Clement (Dr. Ian Garvin), Oona Chaplin (Varang), and Vin Diesel and CJ Jones in undisclosed roles.

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Avatar 2: The Way of Water is scheduled for release in theaters on December 16. It will be released exclusively in theaters, as well as in the following formats - Dolby Cinema, IMAX, and IMAX 3D formats.

Avatar 3 will release on December 20, 2024. Avatar 4 will follow on December 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 on December 22, 2028, respectively.

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