The Avatar: The Way of Water video is now up, and the sci-fi adventure's visual effects reveal an even more magnificent Pandora setting.
Avatar: The Way of Water's teaser shows an even more amazing picture of Pandora than the original Avatar. The Avatar sequel, written and directed by James Cameron, is planned to hit theatres on December 16, 2022. Avatar 2 combines CGI and performance capture to an even greater extent than its pioneering predecessor, 13 years after the original's historic success.
Avatar 2 will explore Pandora's aquatic side, and the video already suggests that the film will be a visual effects marvel. With its trailer showing enormous coastal Na'vi towns and the Na'vi walking both above and below the water and interacting with the magnificent sea life of their world, the sequel is already surpassing the visual magnificence of the first Avatar.
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The Na'vi themselves appear to be as beautiful as ever in the Avatar 2 trailer, while the new species and surroundings are breathtaking. On top of that, the portrayal of the water emphasises how impressive the effects are. Cameron's combination of practical and green screen approaches has paid off in both the underwater and surface scenes. After directing The Abyss and Titanic, the director is more accustomed to shooting in a water-filled set than others. The Avatar 2 trailer shows the film expanding on Cameron's work in the first two films, resulting in even more visual effects magic.
The original Avatar was mostly set in Pandora's immense jungles, with some additional locations such as high cliffsides and flying mountains. These effects were revolutionary at the time, and they still look great now. Avatar 2 faced an even larger challenge in bringing Cameron's vision of a seafaring planet and story to life, and even the brief first trailer shows that he succeeded.
The impending Avatar sequel has started pushing the return to Pandora as worth the wait with the release of a clip that can be viewed outside of a movie theatre setting. Because of the trailer's great impact and the Avatar sequel's big box office possibilities, the rest of the movie's marketing will likely do minimal hard lifting in this regard. Cameron has pumped up the Avatar sequels to the max, and the teaser for Avatar: The Way of Water shows that they're well on their way to surpassing Avatar's visual effects legacy.