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Concept art for James Cameron's 'Avatar' sequels. Courtesy 20th Century Fox/Walt Disney Studios

At Long Last “Avatar: The Way of Water” Trailer Has Arrived

We open on the lush planet of Pandora, with members of the Na’vi tribe running across a moss-covered tree. Then we see Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) and Jake (Sam Worthington), who have started a family. We are plunged into the hyper-realistic alien planet of James Cameron’s world, a place we haven’t been for 13-years, since Avatar (2009) bowed and ushered in a new era of filmmaking.

The new trailer is short on dialogue and plot specifics but big on beauty. And it hints at the troubles to come, as Jake promises Neytiri that wherever they go, they go as a family, which will serve as their fortress. We see glimpses of the trouble brewing, with war appearing imminent and the splendor of Pandora once again being threatened.

Joining Worthington and Saldana in the cast are Giovanni Ribisi, Sigourney Weaver, CCH Pounder, and the original film’s villain, Stephen Lang. Newcomers include Kate Winslet, Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Edie Falco, Cliff Curtis, and Jemaine Clement. Disney plans to re-release Cameron’s original Avatar in theaters on September 23. During its original run in theaters back in 2009, Avatar played on the big screen for an astonishing 10 months.

Avatar: The Way of Water will, like the original Avatar, feature brand new technology that Cameron and his team deployed to capture the many underwater scenes. This means that theaters showing the film will likely require equipment upgrades, but it will be a small price to pay for being to show this movie in all its glory.

Avatar: The Way of Water swims into theaters on December 16. Its sequels are due on December 20, 2024, December 18, 2026, and December 22, 2028.

Check out the trailer below:

Here’s the official synopsis for Avatar: The Way of Water:

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. Directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the film stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement and Kate Winslet.

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Featured image: Concept art for James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ sequels. Courtesy 20th Century Fox/Walt Disney Studios

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