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Avatar 2: The Way of Water is Finally Coming to Screens

Avatar release date, all about the cast & why it took so long to finally make.

It’s been over a decade since the first film was made and we’re finally getting an insight into the long-awaited sequel that is set to continue to delight viewers, following becoming a landmark in motion-captured CGI.

No one truly does it like Canadian Director James Cameron! With the first Avatar becoming the highest-grossing film of all time and the fastest movie to gross $1 billion through to $2.5 billion, it’s fair to say we all have BIG expectations.

The teaser trailer was recently debuted at CinemaCon on April 22nd, where the official title: The Way of Water was also announced.

Although the official trailer has not emerged online just yet, we can expect to see it sometime in the week commencing May 9th, ahead of the film’s release in December of 2022.

President of 20th Century Studios, Steve Asbell, teased fans that the sequel is “going to blow people away” and added that “You’re not ready for what Jim [Cameron, director] is doing.”

The film is set to feature predominantly underwater and is apparently one of the main factors contributing to its delayed reveal. This is because it was highlighted that Cameron required the right technology that enabled filming motion capture underwater.

One of the film’s returning Actresses, Zoe Saldaña, stated “I was able to see just 20 minutes of the second instalment right before the year ended last year, and I was speechless. I was moved to tears” and urged fans that the film will be well worth the wait.

The film is set to star many of Hollywood’s notable faces as it sets to tell the story of Jake Sully’s life and new formed family on the planet of Pandora. Stephan Lang will be back to play the dead Colonel Miles Quaritch and is assigned to play the villain across the planned four sequals of Avatar.

Although Colonel Miles was seemingly killed off in the 2009 movie, the Director has revealed his plans to bring him back to life across the next three installments of the film series.

I’m not going to say exactly HOW we’re bringing him back, but it’s a science fiction story, after all.”

British Actress Kate Winslet is also set to feature, playing the role of Ronal in all the Avatar continuations. This will mark her and Cameron’s first exciting collaboration since their first 1997 blockbuster hit Titanic.

Characters Jake and Neytiri are set to have Na’vi children in the film – alongside adopted human-form children Miles Socorro, aka Spider, who is played by Jack Champion.

Over the past few years, we have witnessed a huge emergence on social media and Hollywood starlight’s talking openly about the new age of consciousness and we can see this reflected in Avatar as multiple cross-genres including Sci-Fi are used to depict such ideologies.

The first movie utilized CGI heavily, with over 60% being computer-generated lead by Weta-Digital who ensured the film effectively depicted the cast’s motion-captured performances and translated this into creating a vivid race of blue-animated species.

Speaking to Variety, Cameron mentioned “I didn’t really return to the project until I saw that there was significant advancements in facial performance in character and animation.”, and reiterates that Avatar is not an animated film. The entire physicality of the characters derives from the actors themselves and their performances. 

During his time at CinemaCon, the Director whose net worth is over $700 million hyped up the new film’s big-screen experience. Detailing that they are revolutionizing with “even farther high frame rates, higher resolution 3D and greater reality in our visual effects” and hope to create the most immersive 3D available”.

We most definitely think they have the ability to pull this off!

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