The first trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water has been released officially. The trailer already aired during Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in theaters, but it takes some time to arrive on online platforms. The film hit theaters on Dec 26. Watch the trailer below.
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, 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.
The films stars Sam Worthington as Jake Sully, Zoe Saldana as Neytiri, CCH Pounder as Mo’at, Cliff Curtis as Tonowari, leader of the Metkayina clan, Jamie Flatters as Neteyam, the first-born son of Jake and Neytiri, Britain Dalton as Lo’ak, the second-born son of Jake and Neytiri.
Cameron has said in a statement: “In the second and third films, which will be self-contained stories that also fulfill a greater story arc, we will not back off the throttle of Avatar’s visual and emotional horsepower, and will continue to explore its themes and characters, which touched the hearts of audiences in all cultures around the world. I’m looking forward to returning to Pandora, a world where our imaginations can run wild.”
Pandora: The World of Avatar serves as both a promotional platform for the sequels and a physical reference point for the Avatar cast and crew. As the sets for the movies are digital, cast visits to the theme park attraction help provide a sensory experience that wouldn’t normally be obtained through motion capture shooting on a sterile set. The scenery for the park also provides a backdrop for photoshoots featuring the cast. The first photos of the “new generation” cast were taken at the park along with a video, similar to the original cast photo and video taken when the attraction first opened.
Avatar: The Way of Water will hit theaters on Dec. 16.