Ahead of the film’s release date next month, 20th Century Studios released the official trailer for the highly anticipated Avatar: The Way of Water. The trailer features stunning footage of Pandora, including stunning footage of the ocean, and teases an impending conflict for the Na’vi.
The sequel to Avatar 2009 takes place more than 10 years after the events of the first film. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) is now a member of the Na’vi, and with his partner, Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña), they had four children together. However, trouble is on the horizon as outside forces attempt to destroy Pandora once again. It’s a battle for survival as Jake tries to save his family and his new world from destruction.
Alongside Worthington and Saldaña, notable cast members returning for the sequel are Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver. Lang reprises his role as the villainous Colonel Miles Quaritch, who was killed inAvatarbut he returns as a Na’vi avatar. Weaver will play a new character named Kiri, the adopted daughter of Jake and Neytiri. Other cast members include Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Oona Chaplin, and Vin Diesel.
James Cameron returns to co-write and direct the very world he created. With Cameron at the helm, Avatar became the highest grossing movie of all time with a worldwide box office gross of just under $3 billion. Avatar: The Way of Water is the first of four planned sequels due out in 2022, 2024, 2026, and 2028, respectively.
Avatar: The Way of Waterhits theaters December 16.