13 years after “Avatar” hit theaters and have become the highest-grossing movie of all time, James Cameron is again for extra.

The director introduced new footage Saturday of its sequel, “Avatar: The Means Of Water,” at Disney’s D23 Expo, according to AV Club. With three further entries to the franchise within the works, Cameron was significantly delighted to lastly showcase new scenes from the upcoming movie.

“I’m tremendous excited to be lastly ending up film two,” Cameron advised the viewers. “I do know everybody’s been ready a very long time. Hopefully, we’ll present one thing in the present day and you may determine if it’s been price it.”

The presentation showcased 5 – 6 scenes from the movie, which the viewers skilled with 3D glasses. The underwater sequences reportedly dazzled the group as viewers returned to the fictional world of Pandora.

The unique movie, which noticed america Marines invade an alien species named the Na’vi, broke field workplace information and has since grossed almost $3 billion. Film critics like The Observer’s Philip French referred to as the 2009 film “overlong, dramatically two-dimensional, smug and simplistic.”

As for the size of the sequel, Cameron lately mentioned he doesn’t need anyone criticizing its three-hour runtime.

“I don’t need anyone whining about size after they sit and binge-watch [television] for eight hours,” he told Empire in July. “I can nearly write this a part of the evaluate. ‘The agonizingly lengthy three-hour film…’ It’s like, give me a fucking break. I’ve watched my children sit and do 5 one-hour episodes in a row.”

Director Liam O’Donnell, who wrote the alien invasion science-fiction movie “Skyline,” took to Twitter after watching Cameron’s presentation of “The Means of Water” footage in August. It “seems to be essentially the most insanely sophisticated film ever made” and it “broke mind,” he said

“Simply the quantity of knowledge they captured,” O’Donnell tweeted. “Underwater efficiency seize with 15 cameras. Two cams on each actor’s face seize. Underwater reference seize for absolutely CG creatures. Oh yeah, and infrared depth seize to position CG characters within the live-action footage.”

Through the years, “Avatar” has turn into a cultural phenomenon, spurring annual Halloween costumes of the blue-skinned protagonists and a humorous presentation by Ben Stiller at the 2010 Academy Awards.

“The Means of Water” is ready for launch in theaters on Dec. 16.

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