News from the Natural World: My Octopus Teacher 2 is rumoured to feature a dramatic narrative shift as the Octopus decides upon an unlikely career change.
In My Octopus Teacher, a Human filmmaker begins diving in a kelp forest off the coast of South Africa. In the said forest of kelp, he meets an Octopus who casts a spell on him. This spell is both potent and unexpected. As the gorgeous wildlife documentary unfolds it unravels a moving tale of how a man in crisis finds joy and purpose through immersion in nature. Amongst the fronds and bubbles, he develops a remarkable relationship with an octopus. That man is South African documentary filmmaker Craig Foster. The Octopus was no other than, Ogbert, the great actor of his generation.
But the sequel is rumoured to take a different route as fame goes to the head of the Octopus. Everyone in the animal kingdom knows that Octopuses are narcissistic shits. All those 8 arms are better than two or four or six. Honestly, you should see them lord it over the Squid, they’re so high and mighty. Proper little superior shits. The Octopus in the documentary was no different and suddenly thought it was some kind of teaching sensation. In a shock move, it decided to leave the coastline, earn its teaching qualification and hit the classroom. In doing so, the Octopus hoped to educate humans on the way of the Octopus and brainwash their feeble human minds.
But a plucky Teachers Union was outraged and furious that someone with so many limbs should enter a classroom. We pick the story up right in the heat of battle and find out why the Octopus wants to be a real teacher.
If a Human Can Do It, Why Can’t an Octopus?
‘Look, I educated the shit out of Craig Foster. He kept coming back day after day to learn from me, he couldn’t get enough. If I’m good enough for him then I don’t see why I wouldn’t be good enough for some punk ass kids.’