The “Avatar: The Way of Water” Teaser Trailer Made a Huge Splash

It seems safe to say that despite a 13-year gap between James Cameron’s 2009 Avatar and his long-awaited sequel Avatar: The Way of Water, interest remains as huge as a tidal wave. The first teaser trailer The Way of Water, which played first exclusively in theaters before Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness before heading online, was viewed 148.6 million times in its first 24 hours. That’s a ton of eyeballs, folks.

To give you a bit of perspective on how that compares to other recent massive films, consider the only recent teaser to best The Way of Water was Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga, which raced off to 202.7 million online views in its first 24 hours. The Way Of Water garnered more looks than Black Widow (116.8 million); Incredibles 2 (113.1 million); and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (112.4 million).

The Way of Water will take us back to the lush planet of Pandora, where Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) is raising a family with Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña), but danger looms once again for the Na’vi tribe and the planet itself. Original Avatar stars return alongside Worthington and Saldaña, including Sigourney Weaver as Dr. Grace Augustine and Stephen Lang as the villain Colonel Miles Quaritch. Newcomers include Cameron’s Titanic star, Kate Winslet, and Vin Diesel.

Have another look at the teaser. Avatar: The Way of Water hits theaters on December 16:

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: Zoe Saldana is Neytiri in “Avatar: The Way of Water.” Courtesy 20th Century Studios.


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