How Long Did it Take to Film ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’?

The final cut of Avatar: The Way of Water is three hours and 12 minutes long. According to Vogue, the cast actually trained with a diving instructor who taught Navy SEALS how to hold their breath to prep for filming.

Avatar 2 star Zoe Saldana (who reprised her Avatar role as Neytiri, Jake’s now wife), told Vogue “We studied [diving] theory and had to do these breathing exercises, so that by the time you’re ready to go and dive, you have enough oxygen in your bloodstream.”