Can we talk about the water effects in the new Avatar 2 trailer?

Two Avatar characters swimming underwater
(Image credit: 20th Century Studios)

From the Papyrus poster font to the ridiculous plot, the first Avatar movie has become something a figure of fun over the years, despite its enormous box office takings. But now, only 13 years later, the sequel is on the away – and there's no denying that the CGI looks pretty incredible.

A new trailer reveals that a significant amount of Avatar: The Way of Water will take place, yep, underwater. As any 3D artist will know, water, like fire, is one of the hardest things to recreate digitally – but judging by the new footage, the new Avatar film could be a game-changer when it comes to achieving the wet look. (Check out the best 3D modelling software if you fancy trying it out yourself.) 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.