Jemaine Clement has officially join the cast of the Avatar sequels as Dr. Garvin, a marine biologist on Pandora. The news was announced by the movie’s official account who also revealed that the film crew wrapped performance capture, and now shooting live-action performance in New Zealand. That would explain why Disney pushed the sequel release date to December 2021.
James Cameron revealed back in 2017 that the film will feature an underwater world a la Atlantis.
We’ve already been doing underwater capture. We did a scene last week with six teenagers, well, actually five teenagers and one 7-year-old underwater holding their breath for a couple minutes and acting, actually doing a dialogue scene under water because they speak kind of a sign language.
Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and Christie Digital are allegedly working on a new RGB laser projection systems that will exclude the need for 3D glasses to watch a 3D film for Avatar 2 and the remaining sequels. The technology will provide crystal clear, sharp images, eliminating 3D glasses.
Avatar 2 is set to hit theaters in December, 2021, with the other three movies slated to be released in 2022, 2025 and 2027, respectively. Returning cast member include Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver. The first Avatar film is the highest-grossing film worldwide with over $2.7 billion in box office gross.