Avatar 2: James Cameron reveals first footage, sequel title and trailer release date

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28 Apr 2022, 09:17


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It’s been 13 years since we last visited Pandora, and now we’re finally getting closer to the very long-awaited sequel to Avatar. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, director James Cameron delighted fans at CinemaCon in Las Vegas by presenting them with a first look at Avatar 2, and revealed the film’s title will be Avatar: The Way of Water. 

Addressing the crowd, James said the CGI-heavy film will “test the limits of what cinema can do”, and the audience had to wear special glasses to enjoy the previously unseen footage. 

Avatar producer Jon Landau also confirmed when audiences will be treated to the official first trailer. 

He confirmed the new footage will be shown “exclusively in theatres” before screenings of Marvel’s Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness when it hits US cinemas on Friday 5th May. 

Anyone not in line to see Doctor Strange won’t have to miss out for too long, as the trailer will then be released online the following week. 

He added: “We need to make sure [audiences] have an experience they can’t get anywhere else.”

According to the publication’s sources, the teaser showed Sam Worthington reprising his role as Jake, and Zoe Saldana as Neytiri, and then gives a glimpse at brand new creatures on the planet of Pandora. 

We were first introduced to the Na’vi tribe all the way back in 2009, and the cinematic marvel is still the highest-grossing movie of all time, having knocked 2019’s Avengers: Endgame off the top spot with a Chinese cinema re-release earlier this year. 

Across the world, the historic flick has earned a whopping $2.8 billion at the box office.

Plans for the sequels started in 2012, and filming for Avatar 2 started in 2017, with the story set around 14 years after the original, with Jake now settling down with Neytiri and their pre-teen children.

Avatar: The Way of Water is scheduled for release on 16th December.