It’s finally, finally, finally here. Watch the new trailer for James Cameron’s masterpiece Avatar: The Way of Water.
Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na’vi race to protect their planet.
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 kids), 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.
In the original film Avatar, released to an astonished world in 2009, the role of Dr. Grace Augustine was played by Sigourney Weaver. Dr. Augustine lost her life and — we think — merged with the Tree of Souls. Now Weaver is back, but voicing Kiri, the teenage daughter of Jake and Neytiri. She hears the heartbeat of the world, and it sounds like thunder.
Sigourney Weaver says that this was one of the most challenging things she’s ever done. At 73, playing a teenager is quite a stretch for any actor.
The release of the film has been delayed no fewer than eight times, yet survived all these delays. This sequel was announced in December 2009. Originally, James Cameron wanted to release it in 2015. It was first delayed to December 2016, then to December 2017. In April 2016, Cameron announced a delay the release to December 2018. In March 2017, Cameron announced that the release finally wouldn’t be in December 2018. In April 27 2017 was announced that the release would be on December 18 2020. In May 2019, Disney announced that the release finally would be on December 17 2021.
In July 24 2020, Disney announced it would postpone the film due to the Covid19 pandemic to December 16, 2022.
Directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the Lightstorm Entertainment Production stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang and Kate Winslet. Screenplay by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Story by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver & Josh Friedman & Shane Salerno. David Valdes and Richard Baneham serve as the film’s executive producers.
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