We're returning to Pandora this September! James Cameron's Avatar will be back in theaters ahead of the sequel's premiere at the end of the year. To celebrate the blockbuster's theatrical return, a new trailer and poster have been dropped.
The new Avatar trailer features remastered footage from the 2009 film and highlights the stunning cinematography of the James Cameron hit. The filmmaker also shared the official poster for the movie's theatrical return and it is a gorgeous close-up of Zoe Saldana's character Neytiri (via Twitter). Check it out below.
Avatar will be set for a limited two-week theatrical run in 3D and all formats including "4K High Dynamic Range." The film will be back in cinemas starting Friday, September 23, 2022.
The theatrical return of Avatar might be a great way to get people hyped up for its sequel but it also means big bucks for the franchise. After all, the movie was once the highest-grossing film of all time before being dethroned by Avengers: Endgame. The movie returned to Chinese theaters last year to reclaim the top spot and the latest re-release could give it a bigger edge over the Marvel Cinematic Universe hit.
Avatar was directed by James Cameron and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver.
The film follows Jake Sully, an injured Marine who is sent on a mission on the jungle moon known as Pandora that is being colonized and mined by the Resources Development Administration. After getting an "avatar" that was meant for his twin brother, Jake bonds with the indigenous people of the planet and falls in love with their culture. That doesn't fully cover it but it's best to watch it to truly understand it.
Avatar returns to theaters on September 23, 2022. Avatar: The Way of Water will premiere on December 16, 2022.