Avatar: The Way of Water official trailer has arrived online. 20th Century Studios released the official trailer for James Cameron’s sequel to the Academy Award-winning Avatar movie from 2009, which went on to become the highest-grossing film of all time.
The Avatar sequel takes place more than 10 years after the first film. Avatar: The Way of Water tells the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their children) and the obstacles they will have to face to overcome while fighting for their lives. The Avatar: The Way of Water trailer first debuted o today’s episode of Good Morning America on ABC. The studio will alslo project a light show with highlights from the film over Niagara Falls tonight.
James Cameron returns to direct Avatar: The Way of Water. He also serves as producer along with Jon Landau. The Avatar sequel is produced by Lightstorm Entertainment Productions and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, and Kate Winslet. The film’s screenplay is written by James Cameron, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. It’s based on a story by James Cameron and Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman and Shale Salerno.
Avatar: The Way of Water is the first of four planned sequels to Avatar. Cameron may not direct the fourth and fifth Avatar films. The director spoke about directing the films in an interview with Empire back in July.
“The Avatar films themselves are kind of all-consuming,” Cameron told Empire. “I’ve got some other things I’m developing as well that are exciting. I think eventually over time – I don’t know if that’s after three or after four – I’ll want to pass the baton to a director that I trust to take over, so I can go do some other stuff that I’m also interested in. Or maybe not. I don’t know.”
But Cameron still shares how important Avatar is to him and these sequels being made. “Everything I need to say about family, about sustainability, about climate, about the natural world, the themes that are important to me in real life and in my cinematic life, I can say on this canvas,” Cameron says. “I got more excited as I went along. Movie four is a corker. It’s a motherfucker. I actually hope I get to make it. But it depends on market forces. Three is in the can so it’s coming out regardless. I really hope that we get to make four and five because it’s one big story, ultimately.”
Avatar: The Way of Water premieres in theaters December 16, 2022.
You can watch the Avatar: The Way of Water official trailer below: