A first trailer for the long-awaited sequel to Avatar, Avatar: The Way Of Water, has arrived.
The teaser is the first look audiences have had at the Avatar sequel. Avatar was released in 2009 and grossed $2.847 billion at the box office, making it the highest-grossing film of all time for a full decade. That ended in 2019 when it was finally overtaken by Avengers: Endgame, but a re-release in China in 2021 then put Avatar back at the top of the all-time list.
Originally, the film was supposed to hit theaters in December 2014, but was delayed again and again. Now, and we hope it’s a release date that holds, it’s slated to hit theaters on December 16 this year.
Three more sequels for Avatar are confirmed. Avatar 3 is filmed, with work already underway on the fourth installment. As it stands, Avatar 3 is expected in 2024, with Avatar 4 in 2026 and Avatar 5 in 2028.
Does the trailer give a lot of intrigue?
Not really. The film’s official synopsis, which was released alongside the trailer, reads: “More than a decade after the events of the first film, ‘Avatar: The Way of the Water’ begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their children), the troubles that follow them, the efforts they make to keep them safe, the fights they fight to stay alive and the tragedies they endure .”
At the end of Avatar, we saw Sam Worthington’s Jake Sully being permanently transferred into his avatar by the Tree of Souls and about to start a new life with Zoe Saldana’s Neytiri as the rest of the humans (who had invaded the planet of Pandora in search of the lucrative rock unobtanium) were sent packing.
The trailer suggests that Jake has stuck it out and made a living for himself, and Pandora seems to be thriving. The mines left behind by mankind appear to have been occupied by Na’vi natives and there are plenty of lavish shots of people enjoying the time underwater, showing the vast advances in technology that have delayed this film endlessly over the years. years.
The teaser also suggests trouble is coming, trouble from people we don’t know, but there’s a nice shot of Jake surfing with a machine gun. Given that and the title, perhaps the problems live under the sea.
Is everyone back for Avatar: The Way Of Water?
Instead. Worthington and Saldana return in their performance capture costumes to play Jake and Neytiri, with Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore and CCH Poundera all reprising their roles. There are also surprise returns for Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang, whose characters Grace Augustine and General Quaritch both died in the first film.
Joining the cast are Kate Winslet, Flight of the Conchords Jemaine Clement, Harry Potter’s David Thewlis, Michelle Yeoh, die Falco and Oona Chaplin.
James Cameron is once again at the helm and penned the screenplay alongside Foundation co-creator Josh Friedmann. That release date is again December 16th. And yes you will be need your 3D glasses for this one. We may be months away from the movie’s release, but you better start looking for them now.