A highly awaited sequel to the 2009 epic science fiction film, “Avatar” gets an official title. This James Cameroon directed film gets dubbed “Avatar: The Way of Water”. Its first trailer will be out on May 6th alongside the theatrical release of the Marvel movie ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’.
To take the experience a notch higher, viewers were provided with 3D glasses to view the upcoming instalment’s debut footage screened at Cinemacon 2022. The movie is all set to hit the theatres on 16th December this year. It will be starring Hollywood biggies viz. Kate Winslet, Edie Falco, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Yeoh, Giovanni Ribisi, Oona Chaplin and Jermaine Clement among others.
The first footage of the James Cameroon masterpiece showed different regions of Pandora, the habitable extrasolar moon of the gas giant Polyphemus from the Alpha Centauri system, which also served as the setting for the original film. Shots of Na’vi interacting with whales and other aquatic mammals was also witnessed in the footage.
Producer Jon Landau stepped onto the stage to unveil the debut Avatar 2 footage. He also announced that the original Avatar would be re-released in the theatres starting September 23rd and that the 4 formerly planned sequels will be standalone films.
Cameroon who could not make it to the event joined the viewers with a video greeting. The film is intended for large audiences, he said, adding that the entire team wanted to push the limits of what theatre can do.
Now 100000% sure the first #avatar 2 footage will be shown at #CinemaCon. What I can’t figure out is if it’s the trailer or 15 to 20 min of footage. Will know Wednesday.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) April 26, 2022
Remember never, ever bet against @JimCameron. Cannot wait to see how he’s using technology to tell story. pic.twitter.com/esupEDot4R
For the unversed, Steven Weintraub, Editor-in-chief of Collider.com recently took to his Twitter handle hinting at the possible release of the Avatar 2 teaser on the third day of Cinemacon 2022.
Disney has also provided an official synopsis. “Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their children), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure,” it says.