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Latest Pics from 'Avatar' Set Show Sigourney Weaver Filming Underwater Sequence

Sigourney Weaver films 'Avatar' sequels

Sigourney Weaver films 'Avatar' sequels

Earlier, 'Avatar' sequels cast prepped for underwater sequences in Hawaii. The franchise is currently filming in New Zealand with director James Cameron.

Since the magical view of Pandora debuted online, the internet has been abuzz with interesting developments from the upcoming sequel of Avatar. The makers recently decided to tease fans of the franchise with some incredible captures straight from New Zealand.

The visuals feature sci-fi queen Sigourney Weaver busy with some performance capture work. The behind-the-scenes stills of Weaver doing an underwater stunt suggest she could be playing Na’vi in the sequels. In another image, Weaver is giving big thumbs up to the cameras.


Production is back up following a prolonged shut down owing to the coronavirus. Director James Cameron and his team are reportedly shooting with a new technology, designed exclusively for the Avatar universe.

Another series of pictures are from a Hawaai trip. The photos however are dated three years old when work on ‘Avatar 2’ began.

The caption on Twitter reads, “ICYMI: Avatar Producer @JonLandau shared a series of photos from behind-the-scenes of the sequels. To prepare the cast of the Avatar sequels for filming, we took them to Hawaii to experience the underwater world (sic).”

Fans would be recounting how Weaver’s character Dr. Grace Augustine died at the end of the first Avatar, all the way back in 2009. However, her appearance in the coming batch of films is a mystery yet to unfold.

Avatar 2 will see the cast members Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, CCH Pounder, and Matt Gerald reprising their parts from the prequel.

New members of the cast include Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Oona Chaplin, David Thewlis, Vin Diesel, and CJ Jones.

Avatar 2 is slated for release in December of 2022.

first published:September 11, 2020, 16:31 IST