On Monday night, during Daimler’s keynote presentation at CES, Mercedes-Benz revealed a concept for a car that was inspired by the world of Avatar. The strange automobile, which is likely still years and years away from actually existing, was certainly meant to be the focus of the presentation, but movie fans got excited about what Cameron shared from the stage. He revealed the first concept art from Avatar 2, focusing on the parts of Pandora that we didn’t get to see in the first movie.

The four new pieces of concept art show off different parts of the planet of Pandora. Two of them explore the lush islands in the middle of the sea, one shows the night sky lit by several moons, and another features a floating set of isles and some never-before-seen water-dwelling creatures.

The gorgeous coral reefs and tropical environments are impressive enough as concept art, but if Cameron can transfer this to the big screen, it does look as though audiences are in for a real treat. At present both Avatar 2 and 3 are in the process of being filmed and yet despite this, the general online reception thus far has been somewhat lukewarm. This is likely due to the fact that so much has come and gone in terms of cinema since 2009 that it’s difficult for many to feel any excitement over what can easily be disregarded (at present) as a lot of sequels that no one asked for. However, it’s important to keep in mind that before Avatar’s initial arrival, audiences also had limited knowledge of what was in store for them. As it happened, what was in store for them was a cinematic experience unlike any that had come before it.

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