The ‘Avatar’ Sequel Will Be in Glasses-Free 3D, Which Is Blowing Our Tiny Minds

James Cameron is magic.


(Photo: 20th Century Fox)

Director James Cameron heralded a new era of filmmaking with the 2009 release of Avatar. Pioneering CGI technologies brought his dazzling vision of Pandora and its colorful inhabitants to full life. 

The film’s long-gestating sequel will reportedly break even more ground. 

Cameron has stated that the film will be released in 3D, like the original. This time, audiences won’t have to pick up a clunky pair of 3D specs before the show as he intends the 3D screenings to be entirely glasses-free.

(Photo: 20th Century Fox)

“How is that even possible?” you are very likely asking. The Inquisitr reports that James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment is working with a “high-tech team” named Christie Digital to incorporate “RGB laser projection systems.” This new technology provides “crystal clear, sharp images” at high-frame rates, entirely “eliminating 3D glasses.”

Cameron calls it a “dream come true.”

The Inquisitr also reports that the sequel “will make use of state-of-the-art technology and VFX to capture the underwater world and shoot fluidic scenes under the guidance of James Cameron along with the collaboration from Twentieth Century Fox.”

If Cameron can yet again pull off the impossible, and he will, expect Avatar 2 to also nab a “Best Visual Effects” Oscar when it is finally released in 2020.