Kate Winslet Dons an Underwater Cape in New Avatar 2 Set Photo
Another week, another intriguing behind-the-scenes image of James Cameron’s Avatar 2. This time, we get to see star Kate Winslet, re-teaming with her Titanic director, brandishing a cape underwater. The actress revealed, via an interview with THR while promoting her new film Ammonite, that she had to learn to hold her breath for an inordinate amount of time, which is just par for the course on a James Cameron production; and even shed a small bit of light on her role in the film. You can check out the photo in the gallery below!
“I had to learn how to free-dive to play that role in Avatar, and that was just incredible. My longest breath hold was seven minutes and 14 seconds, like crazy, crazy stuff.” Winslet added: “I play a water person. I am a water person.”
Ok. So, now we know Winslet will play a water person. As silly as these behind-the-scenes shots look, there’s no doubt Cameron’s team will turn them into something truly spectacular when the film finally releases in 2022.
The cast of the Avatar franchise includes Kate Winslet, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Vin Diesel, Jemaine Clement, and Oona Chaplin alongside a slate of young actors. Returning cast members include Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald, and Sigourney Weaver.
Cameron previously explained that Stephen Lang’s Colonel Miles Quaritch is coming back for all four sequels and will be the main villain throughout the story. Filming officially started on Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 on September 25, 2017.
After some shuffling of the schedule, Avatar 2 has been pushed back a full year from December 17, 2021 to December 22, 2022. While Avatar 3 has been pushed back from December 22, 2023 to December 2024 with Avatar 4 to open two years after that on December 18, 2026 (originally December 2025) and Avatar 5 will drop on December 22, 2028 (originally December 17, 2027). Although Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 will only be released with director James Cameron’s caveat that Avatar 2 and 3 are successful at the box office.