It’s been around thirteen years since James Cameron‘s Avatar hit cinemas to record-breaking box-office results. Well, if you were a fan, good things come to those who wait, and wait, and wait.
The official teaser trailer has arrived for Avatar: The Way of Water, the sequel and the first of four more Avatar films that Cameron has on the way. First unveiled at CinemaCon and then screened before Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the 1-and-a-half minute-long trailer offers up an enticing taste of what’s to come in the long-awaited expansion of Cameron’s mythology. We get glimpses of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), more of the beautiful planet that is Pandora, and, alas, the battles and tragedies that lie ahead. As you would expect, the teaser shows off some truly stunning visuals.
Seeing as the first film (after a small hiatus thanks to Avengers: Endgame) remains the highest-grossing film ever made, it will be interesting to see if audiences will embrace a 13-years-later sequel now that impressive computer-generated imagery is seen on the regular. The film will also be marketed as a must-see 3D experience, a theatrical feature that hasn’t been pushed as much over the last few years. The Way of Water needs to do very well; after all, there are three more Avatar movies after this one.
There’s quite the cast list here, including returning cast members Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, CCH Pounder, Giovanni Ribisi, and Joel David Moore, along with newcomers Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, and Michelle Yeoh, among others.
Avatar: The Way of Water will be arriving in Australian cinemas on December 15th and U.S. cinemas on December 16th. But before it does, the hype will be built further with a re-release of Avatar (remastered) on September 22nd in Australia and September 23rd in the U.S.