Avatar: The Way of Water is a Long Awaited Sequel to the Grossest Movie Ever Made


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Keally Peck, Editor

After 11 long years, the popular movie, Avatar, is getting a sequel. This long-awaited film has been pushed back year after year, with the date of release constantly updating to the next year. But, it seems like the film is finally coming true, with the release of the new movie trailer coming out yesterday, giving us a huge glance at what’s to come in December. What the trailer seems to give us is a glimpse into the future after the ending of the last Avatar movie that came out in 2009, with Jake Sully, the main character from the first movie, now a father and a leader of the “Na’vi’s”. While there is still to be much to learn about the movie, it makes everyone more excited to see the film shortly before the holidays begin. 

Jennifer Ouellette wrote about all the planning for the film, and what is to be expected from this movie;

“Director James Cameron has spent more than a decade making the first of a planned four sequels to his 2009 blockbuster film Avatar. We got our first peek at the first of those sequels, Avatar: The Way of Water, in May with a brief, visually stunning teaser which showcased Cameron’s undisputed skill at world-building. Yet despite enthusiasm for the visuals, the overall response was fairly muted. Perhaps more audience excitement for the upcoming film will emerge now that we have the full official trailer.” Ouellette wrote to aratechnica.com.

“Even before Avatar‘s release, Cameron expressed his hope of making two sequels, widening the story’s scope to include other moons of Polyphemus. The first would feature Pandora’s ocean and involve shooting footage at the bottom of the Mariana Trench with a deepwater submersible. But once again, he needed technology which didn’t exist yet—namely, for filming motion capture scenes underwater.

“This new trailer doesn’t give us much more in the way of plot specifics, but Cameron has always known how to tell a compelling story. We do know that the Sully clan will be forced to leave their home when humans stir up trouble again on Pandora. This leads them to seek refuge with an underwater tribe of Na’vi, who are initially reluctant to accept the newcomers, lest they bring ‘their war’ to this other tribe. The trailer shows the Scully family adjusting to their new environments despite some tension at being ‘outcasts.’ But another clash with humans is inevitable.”

The movie plans to hit theaters on December 16, 2022. A trequel planned to follow soon after, which was filmed simultaneously with The Way of Water, is scheduled for a December 20, 2024 release.