With many moviegoers so excited to see what James Cameron has in store for his sequel to Avatar, it felt like the trailer would never arrive. The day has finally come, however, as you can see below. The first teaser trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water has been released online. And while there are a few familiar faces, there are plenty of new surprises to encounter on the world of Pandora.
The original film was released as far back as 2009, so production on this sequel (and several others) have taken some time. As the new teaser trailer indicates, however, the wait definitely seems to be worth it. Fans will recall how the original film reshaped motion capture technology and special effects throughout its production. Now it appears this sequel and most likely the other upcoming films in the franchise will be doing the same.
Here’s the official teaser trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water:
As for the setup of the new film…
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.
Avatar: The Way of Water was directed by James Cameron. He wrote the screenplay alongside Josh Friedman. Cameron produced the film alongside Jon Landau.
The cast for the film includes Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement and Kate Winslet.
Fans will be able to see Avatar: The Way of Water in theaters on December 16, 2022. Further sequels are also currently in production. They’ll each be released on December 20, 2024, December 18, 2026, and December 22, 2028, respectively. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for more updates on this highly-anticipated Avatar sequel as we have them.