Avatar 2: The Way of Water (2022) hits theaters later this year and the trailer promises another epic sci-fi adventure set in the lush alien world of Pandora. But is avatar 2 a continuation?
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After the release of avatar (2009) confirmed a number of future films, which came as no surprise as the film grossed $3 billion at the global box office and became the highest-grossing film of all time.
And ever since, James Cameron has been working on it along with his enormous cast and crew. But in the years that followed, it was unknown whether or not a second film would serve as a sequel, prequel, or spin-off.
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It’s fair to say there are a number of directions you can take avatar. After all, Cameron and his team have created an insanely rich world teeming with extraterrestrial life (so much so that an open-world game is on the horizon).
But, like the official trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water confirms that the upcoming movie is indeed a sequel to the 2009 film avatar. It is set to take place about 10 years after the original and will once again follow the character of Jake Sully.
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According to the official description from 20th Century Studios, the synopsis is for Avatar: The Way of Water is:
Avatar: The Way of Water takes place more than a decade after the events of the first film and begins to tell the story of the Sully family, the troubles that follow them, the efforts they make to protect each other, the battles , in which they struggle to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.
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So, avatar 2 is a direct sequel, but what about the last three movies? Well, no plot information has been revealed yet, and it’s likely we’ll have to watch Avatar: The Way of Water before we find out, but we do know a few things.
for starters, avatar 3 is almost done – around “95%” according to Cameron. And we also know that it will be released on December 20th, 2024, avatar 4 follows on December 18, 2026 and avatar 5 on December 22, 2028.
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But whether or not the last three films will be sequels remains to be seen, but it has recently been reported that James Cameron may not be directing the last two films, with the possibility of handing them over to another director.
Still, the plan is for the last few avatar Movies have undoubtedly been laid out, especially considering that every movie is already at a certain level of production and the furthest away release date is only six years away.
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Avatar: The Way of Water Stars Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Zoe Saldana (Neytiri), CCH Pounder (Mo’at), Giovanni Ribisi (Parker Selfridge), Joel David Moore (Dr Norm Spellman), Dileep Rao (Dr Max Patel), Matt Gerald (Corporal Lyle Wainfleet) Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang.
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New additions to the Na’vi are Cliff Curtis (Tonowari), Jamie Flatters (Neteyam), Jeremy Irwin (Young Neteyam), Britain Dalton (Lo’ak), Chloe Coleman (Young Lo’ak), Trinity Bliss (Tuktirey), Bailey Bass (Tsireya), Filip Geljo (Aonung), Duane Evans Jr. (Rotxo) and Kate Winslet (Ronal).
New additions to the human cast are Jack Champion (Javier “Spider” Socorro), Edie Falco (General Ardmore), Michelle Yeoh (Dr. Karina Mogue), Brendan Cowell (Captain Mick Scoresby), Jemaine Clement (Dr. Ian Garvin), Oona Chaplin (Varang) and Vin Diesel and CJ Jones in unknown roles.
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Avatar 2: The Way of Water is scheduled to hit theaters on December 16th. It will be released exclusively in theaters as well as in the following formats: Dolby Cinema, IMAX and IMAX 3D formats.
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