The long-awaited (and much-postponed) sequel to Avatar, which to date is back the highest-grossing film in the history of cinema ($ 2.8 billion, according to Box Office Mojo), finally has an official title. It will be called Avatar 2: The Way of Water. The first trailer will soon arrive at the cinema: it will be screened in theaters prior to the start of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It will be posted online about a week later. The teaser premiered at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
At the same time Disney, which thanks to the acquisition of Fox became the owner of the franchise, said that the original 2009 Avatar will return to theaters – just to refresh your memory of what happened. The date set for the initiative is September 23, at least in the United States; the film will feature remastered audio and video. The Way of Water will hit theaters on December 16 instead.
Much of Avatar’s success is attributable to 3D. James Cameron’s film pioneered a more modern and refined system of implementing technology, which offered far superior results from a qualitative point of view compared to what had been seen up to that point. As we know, the innovation did not take root, and was quickly forgotten. Cameron, however, has the idea of still surprising by leveraging another of his specialties underwater shooting.
The Hollywood director is passionate about the marine / underwater world from an early age and over the years he has become quite an expert on the subject: his work with The Abyss in 1989 made school, and in the following years he has also produced a large number of documentaries for National Geographic. He was also the first man to dive solo into the Mariana Trench, almost 11,000 meters deep. Of course, at the moment we don’t know how the story of the film will be influenced by this particular ability of the director, but well before knowing the official title it was already anticipated that he would play a major role. Apparently most of the cast had to learn freediving and shot underwater scenes.
Cameron had said in the past that Avatar 2 was going to be somehow a movie about family, or more specifically about the extremes that parents go to to protect their children. They have already been in the cast confirmed some of the main players of the first chapter, including Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver (whose character dies in the first film, so her role is unclear) and Giovanni Ribisi. New entries include Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh and Vin Diesel.