James Cameron’s Avatar 2 is the talk of the town. The first part of the franchise, which released in 2010, is still the highest-grossing movie of all time (inflation-adjusted). With Avatar 2, the veteran director marks his return. Here are a few facts about part two of the much-loved movie, Avatar –
Bigger Budget Than The Original?
Avatar (2009) was made on a humongous budget of $237 million. At the time of its release, it was one of the most expensive movies of all time. The budget for the second movie is even more. It is said that the second movie has a budget of $250 million.
Avatar 2 earned $2.5 billion worldwide, the highest ever for any movie. Will the second part be able to break the record?
About Avatar 2
Avatar 2 will release 13 years after the first movie. The shoot for the movie began in 2017, however, it got delayed because of the pandemic.
Avatar 2 has a talented pool of actors, which includes the likes of Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, Dr. Karina Mogue, Zoe Saldana, and Sam Worthington.
More To The Avatar Series
The Avatar series does not end with part 2. The production team has planned for several movies. According to reports, there will be a total of 5 Avatar movies, the last of which will release in 2028.
The next few movies will be releasing more frequently as compared to the other Cameron movies.
A Special Camera
James Cameron wanted a special camera for his film, as a result of which his production company, Lightstorm Entertainment, and Sony developed a new camera named SONY Venice.
The announcement regarding the same was made in 2018. SONY Venice is the company’s first full-frame digital motion picture camera. The camera was used along with 3D stereoscopic rigs for more versatility.
Known as a perfectionist, James Cameron was not satisfied with the underwater simulation effects and needed to add more realism. As a result, along with his team, James Cameron designed a special underwater motion capture technology specifically for the movie. It is considered to be an extremely innovative style of filmmaking.
Reports suggest that the team had built a 9,00,000-gallon water tank for all the sequels.