James Cameron might not be able to do any actual physical shooting on the Avatar sequels while the Coronavirus pandemic has its stranglehold on most production, but as we learned from the director, he's keeping busy. And as a flashback to when his cast and crew were able to film scenes for the follow-ups to the 2009 hit, a new post from the mammoth movies' official twitter feed shows there was a lot of time in water tanks for the likes of Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Kate Winslet and Cliff Curtis.
We've known for a long time that a fair portion of the Avatar follow-ups – or the first one of four, at the very least – takes place in and underwater, as we're introduced to water-based Na'vi tribes on Pandora, including one led by Curtis' Tonowari.
Cameron has chosen to shoot a lot of the undersea performance capture scenes in giant, complex tanks that also include a lot of tech to help the system work in difficult conditions. But the cast also had to master some new techniques.
We should see the results – corona-delays permitting – starting 17 December next year.