'Avatar 2' producer shares new pics of 'crab suit' submarine from sequel movies

The 'crabsuit' from Avatar 2 (Credit: Twitter)
The 'crabsuit' from Avatar 2 (Credit: Twitter)

Filming of Avatar 2 is now back up and running, and thanks to producer Jon Landau, we've got a glimpse of some of the hi-tech kit we'll be seeing.

Dropping from the official Avatar 2 Twitter account, we present 'the crabsuit'.

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Like Ripley's 'power loader' suit from the Alien movies crossed with, erm, a crab, the 'human driven multifunction submersible' looks like an impressive piece of hardware, able to retract its claws and head off into the deep.

Rightly so, Jermaine Clement, the Flight of the Conchords star who is set to play marine biologist Dr. Ian Garvin, enquired: “Do I get one?”

Fingers crossed, Jermaine.

The 'RDA' mentioned in the tweet refers to the Resources Development Administration from the upcoming movies, which, it would seem, has much of this type of machinery to show off.

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Filming recommenced in June, with director James Cameron returning to New Zealand following a three month hiatus due to the coronavirus lockdown.

He posted pics to Instagram of himself and Landau heading into a two-week quarantine period after landing in the capital of Wellington.

However, the break has now cost the movie some further delays release-wise, with the long-awaited sequel now shunted back from December 2021 to December 2022.

Cameron is shooting the second and third Avatar movies back to back, with Avatar 3 currently on course for a release in December 2024.

The proposed Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 will follow in December 2026 and December 2028 respectively.

Back on board will be Sam Worthington as Jake Sully, the former marine and part of the Avatar program, who joined with the alien Na'vi race to fight the human occupiers.

Zoe Saldana is also back as Na'vi warrior Neytiri, with Kate Winslet joining the cast as Ronal, a 'free-diver of the Metkayina' clan.

Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver are also back on board, with Game of Thrones star Oona Chaplin also in a key role.