After a decade-long of anticipation, James Cameron's much-awaited sequel to 2009's Avatar is finally slated this year. Pushing a December release date, fans are in for a treat after the sequel has unveiled the first trailer at 2022's Cinemacon, along with the sequel's official title and plot synopsis.
While Director James Cameron, unfortunately, didn't make it to CinemaCon, producer Jon Landau went on stage to present the first-ever Avatar 2 trailer, “We need to make sure [audiences] have an experience they can’t get anywhere else, and that needs to be exclusively in theaters,” said the producer introducing the trailer. Landau also announced that the 2009 original Avatar film will also be re-released on September 23, and clarified that each of the four Avatar sequels serves as a 'standalone' film.
Cameron, who wasn't present at the event sent in a video message saying, "We wanted to push the limits of what theaters can do."
Now that fans have one more week to get their first look at Avatar: Way of Water, the official synopsis is finally revealed, teasing the audience about what to expect with the upcoming sequel.
The official synopsis for Avatar: The Way of Water is below:
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 to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.
The revealed synopsis reveals the plot following Jake and Neytiri's family which takes place a decade after the events of 2009's Avatar. Assuming that Jake and Neytiri lived a happy life after the chaotic battle in the original film, this tranquility will be disturbed by, "trouble," "battles," and "tragedies" as mentioned in the synopsis.
With Just a few months more of waiting, we will witness the beautiful world of Pandora again. And according to director James Cameron, the upcoming Avatar sequel puts a heavy emphasis on the underwater of the beautiful planet, with a storyline that centers on the Na'vi people who lived beneath the waves.
Avatar: The Way of Water will hit the big screens on Dec. 16.