The Na’vi returned in almost no words trailer for “Avatar: Water Path”. And based on the new footage, we can expect the lithe blue people to fight side by side (or against) people for the security of their colorful world.
“The Water’s Way” is a long-awaited sequel to James Cameron’s revolutionary epic. The premiere will be in December, 13 years after “Avatar” became a historic hit.
Teaser explores more fictional Pandora than viewers saw in the first film, although her brilliant blues and bioluminescence have remained. At the end of the clip, Sam Worthington, who played the protagonist Jake in the first film, enigmatically convinces his anxious partner, played by Zoe Saldana, that “this family is our fortress”.
Details of the plot of the new film remain secret, but the original movie stars Worthington, Saldana and Sigourney Weaver should return. They are joined by newcomers to the series Michelle Yeoh, Kate Winslet, Edie Falco and Oona Chaplin in key roles.
When it premiered in 2009, “Avatar” was an inevitable phenomenon. The film was praised for its then-revolutionary visuals – it was one of the first films to be shown almost entirely with hyper-realistic motion recording technology – and an environmental message. Following the release, a CNN reviewer called it an “epochal” film and compared it to “Star Wars” (probably Episode IV) and “2001: A Space Odyssey”. He was eventually nominated for nine Oscars, including Best Picture, and won three.
“Avatar” remains the highest-grossing film of all time, grossing more than $ 2.8 billion worldwide. (He was briefly dethroned “Avengers: Endgame” until a re-release in theaters helped him return to first place.)
Disney, which bought the original film production company, 20th Century Fox, bet on the sequel to “Avatar”: 2017. Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando dedicated the entire park area to the fictional world of Pandora’s film. Three sequels are also planned after the premiere of “Way of Water”.