“Avatar: The Way of Water” surpassed 8.18 million viewers in Korea, becoming the most popular foreign movie in Korea since the pandemic.
“Avatar: The Way of Water” is the first sequel of “Avatar” in 13 years by director James Cameron. The movie is creating a box office sensation around the world amid favorable reviews that it has once again achieved a visual revolution by embodying the delicate water close to reality.
Aside from the impressive storyline and effects, many audiences are surprised by these interesting facts about “Avatar: The Way of Water.”
The oxygen mask that Spider wore is CG
One of the most popular facts since the movie’s release is that the oxygen mask worn by Miles Socorro, who is known as “Spider” in the movie, is also CG. Jack Champion, who played Spider, wears an oxygen mask throughout the movie. But Jack Champion told The Hollywood Reporter: “Most of the glass was made by CG. There was no glass on my mask at the actual filming site,” drawing attention.
Kate Winslet surpassed Tom Cruise
Kate Winslet, who plays Ronal of the Metkayina tribe, learned free diving to film “Avatar: The Way of Water.” She even sett a diving record of 7 minutes and 14 seconds. This broke the record of 6 minutes set by Tom Cruise during the filming of 2011 “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.” Kate Winslet has mentioned this story several times in interviews, showing her pride.
An actress in her 70s playing a 14-year-old
Sigourney Weaver, who played the role of Dr. Grace in the previous film “Avatar,” plays Kiri Sully, a teenage girl this time. “I wanted to make my own teenage character,” said Sigourney Weaver. She even visited a high school to observe the tone and behavior of students in order to realistically re-enact a teenage girl.
57 newly created sea creatures
As “Avatar: The Way of Water” is set mainly in the underwater world of the planet Pandora, various marine life appears in this work. According to Weta FX, which participated in the production, a total of 57 sea creatures were newly created for the movie only. They consulted researchers at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, to create the creatures. Tulkun, which resembles a whale and played a major role in the movie, is one of the newly-created creatures.