• New "Avatar 2" set photos have been released
  • Filming is taking place underwater
  • The release date hasn't changed

While filming of most projects in Hollywood has been stopped because of the coronavirus lockdown, the work for “Avatar 2” continues. Director James Cameron and his team have been working remotely to create another visual spectacle, and the producers have shared a new photo from the set to keep the fans updated about what they have been doing.

The sci-fi movie is using new methods when it comes to visual effects, which has allowed the producers to work on the film remotely. The visual effects for the upcoming film are expected to push the boundaries on what current technology can achieve because a lot of the filming happened underwater.

A set of pictures that have been released online tease how the filming took place inside a massive water tank. Apart from the camera crew and the actors, there were also support staff with safety gear to make sure no one drowns. The production crew created a white layer at the surface of the water with floating white balls to make sure that outside light did not interfere with the filming.

“Avatar 2” will take the fans inside the deep blue oceans of Pandora. The underwater filming is expected to bring a “heightened sense of realism” to the film, Screen Rant reported. Cameron himself is an experienced deep-sea diver who has used his experience to create fantastic elements underwater in some of his previous movies.

Details about the plot of the upcoming film are currently being kept under wraps. The hero from the first film Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) will be back with his love interest Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) to take on new challenges.

A previously released picture from the production set teased producer Jon Landau on the set with cast members Sigourney Weaver and Joel David Moore, who will be reprising their respective roles as Dr. Grace Augustine and Norm Spellman.

“Avatar 2” is scheduled to be released on Dec. 17, 2021. So far, the lockdown hasn’t affected the plans of the movie and there hasn’t been an change in the release date. More details should be released once the filming resumes.

New concept arts of "Avatar 2" have been released online. Avatar/ Facebook