Twenty-First Century Studios has produced a new trailer for James Cameron‘s “Avatar 2,” which is set to be released on December 16. The film has been in development for 13 years and has experienced various delays.
This marks the release of the long-awaited sequel to the picture with the largest worldwide box office gross of all time. “Avatar: The Way of Water” is the official title of the sequel to the film.
After being re-released in China last year, the first “Avatar” movie eclipsed “Avengers: Endgame” as the most profitable film of all time (based on ticket sales) when its worldwide income topped $2.8 billion. With a successful run in theaters for more than ten months in the United States, the film achieved an unprecedented level of success.
Avatar 2 Expected Cast
Many of the original film’s cast members will reprise their roles in the sequel, including Zoe Saldana as Neytiri, Sigourney Weaver in a new role, and Sam Worthington as Jake Sully.
Ronal will be played by Kate Winslet, Dr. Karina Mogue will be played by Michelle Yeoh, and Varang will be played by Oona Chaplin, among others. After leaving off in the last film, Sully and Neytiri continue to create their family on the planet of Pandora while also battling new challenges to the planet’s expanding civilization.
Avatar 2 Release date
The film “Avatar 2” is expected to be released on December 16. Cameron previously stated that he hoped to release the film in 2014, however, the release date has been moved back seven times, to its current release date later this year.
The film’s production was completed in 2020, coinciding with the debut of “Avatar 3,” which is scheduled for release in 2024. In a December interview with Denis Villeneuve for Variety’s Directors on Directors series, Cameron revealed that he mixed the filming of the first two sequels with “a little bit of ‘4” to create the fourth installment.
In order to accommodate different types of scenes and environments, Cameron combined the schedules for episodes 2 and 3 into a single one.
As I put it to the crew, “let’s just treat this like a six-hour miniseries, with the exception of the fact that we’re only going to Frankfurt once.” At the same time, we’ll be filming all of the sequences from films 2 and 3 together. That was, in a sense, the overall theme.
In addition to Cameron and Jon Landau, executive producers Peter M. Tobyansen and David Valdes, as well as associate producer Brigitte Yorke, are involved in the making of “Avatar 2.”
What happened in Avatar 1
With the release of “Avatar,” a live-action picture with cutting-edge special effects, we were transported to a spectacular world beyond conception, where a reluctant hero goes on a path of redemption and discovery while leading an epic fight to save civilization from extinction.
When James Cameron, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker of “Titanic,” first dreamed of the film years earlier, he had no way of realizing his vision because the technology to do so did not yet exist.
The film “Avatar” provides a completely immersive cinematic experience of a completely new sort, in which the groundbreaking technology devised to make the film is subsumed by the emotion of the characters and the sweep of the plot.
Jake Sully, a former Marine who is confined to a wheelchair, is the protagonist of the novel. He may be bitter and disillusioned, but he is still at heart a warrior. All Jake ever wanted was something he could fight for, and he finds it in the most unlikely of places: on a strange planet far away from home. In order to strip-mine for a mineral that is worth $20 billion per kilogram on Earth, Jake has been recruited to join an expedition to the moon Pandora, which corporate interests are strip-mining for. It is the humans’ usage of a connection system that allows them to transmit a person’s consciousness into the Na’vi, a hybrid of humans and Pandora’s indigenous humanoids, to make their work easier. In Star Trek, this mix of humans and Na’vi is referred to as an “avatar.” It is a fully living, breathing body that resembles the Na’vi but also has the particular human’s thoughts, feelings, and personality.
Jake is able to walk once more with his new avatar appearance. In order to mine the ore, he must interact with and infiltrate the Na’vi, in the hopes of gaining their cooperation — or at the at least their assent – in the process. When Jake is attacked by a gorgeous Na’vi female, Neytiri saves his life, albeit she does so reluctantly because, even in his avatar state, Jake represents to her the human intruder in the Na’vi’s pristine environment.
Jake’s friendship with Neytiri, as well as his respect for the Na’vi, grows stronger, and he is put to the ultimate test when he is tasked with leading an epic struggle that will determine nothing less than the fate of a whole world.
We will have to see whether Avatar 2 follows the same storyline or goes on a totally new trajectory. The teaser doesn’t give much info. So, until then we have to wait and watch.