The much-awaited movie; Avatar 2: The Way of Water, also the much-delayed Avatar 2 will finally hit theaters this December 16, 2022. That’s 13 years after Avatar, and eight years after the sequel was originally slated to release way back in 2014. There’s no shock when one says ‘I waited for over a decade to watch the movie Avatar’s sequel’. Nonetheless, fans are not to be disappointed as at the end of the year their excruciating wait will finally come to an end.
Avatar 2: The Way of Water is being produced by James Cameron with him being the director too. It is an upcoming American epic science fiction film also a sequel to Avatar released back in 2009. This movie is the epitome of Cameron’s Avatar franchise as it displays whether it upholds the integrity of the first sequel or crushes the hopes of the fans who have waited desperately for Avatar 2 to be released.
The Script has been written by none other than James Cameron the all-rounder himself and Josh Friedman who were acquainted by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Shane Salerno in the writing process of all the sequels but still the actual writing credits are still unclear for the audience.
In 2006 James Cameron had stated that he would only prefer to make sequels to Avatar 2 if it was successful in the cinemas, he had announced that the first two sequels were to be released in 2010 following the widespread success of the first film, The Way of Water to be released in 2014. The significant delays in the production of the film were seen because of the need to develop newer and better technology in order to film performance capture scenes underwater, a feat never accomplished before, and also because of the addition of more sequels in the first sequel and later on because of the pandemic from 2019 and onwards.
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The cast playing the most important role of all in creating this film was a mix of new and old members that were added to the team. The members from the last sequel were Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Stephen Lang, and Giovanni Ribisi reprise their roles from the original film, with Sigourney Weaver returning in a different role. The newer members of the cast include Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, and Jemaine Clement.
The roles of the main characters of the film have been defined more underneath for assistance:
- Sam Worthington plays the role of Jake Sully, a former human who fell in love with Neytiri and befriended the Navi after becoming a part of the Avatar 2 Program, eventually taking their side in their conflict with humans and leading them to victory.
- Zoe Saldaña as Neytiri, daughter to the previous clan chief, future Tsahìk of the clan, and Jake’s wife.
- Giovanni Ribisi was again given the role of Parker Selfridge; the corporate administrator for the RDA mining operation in the first film.
- Sigourney Weaver was the only one whose roles changed in between the sequels. Weaver originally appeared in the first film as Dr. Grace Augustine, a human who takes the side of the Navi and dies during the conflict. Although both Weaver and Cameron confirmed that she would return in the sequels, she stated in 2014 that she would not play the same character but instead a character that remains undisclosed to date.
- Stephen Lang will be screened as Colonel Miles Quaritch, who was the one leading the forces of the RDA, the human organization colonizing Pandora, in their conflict with the Navi in the first movie Avatar.
- Kate Winslet as Ronal known as a free diver of the Metkayina. Winslet called Ronal “a pivotal character in the ongoing story” but also “relatively small compared to the lengthy shoot” as it only took a month to shoot all its scenes.
- Cliff Curtis played the role of Tonowari, the leader of the reef people clan of Metkayina.
- Edie Falco will be displayed as General Ardmore, the commander in charge of the RDA’s interests.
- Michelle Yeoh as Dr. Karina Mogue
- And none other than Jemaine Clement as Dr. Ian Garvin, a marine biologist in the upcoming movie.
Avatar 2 Official Teaser Trailer:
Avatar 2 is the first of four planned sequels to Avatar the first movie. Avatar 2: The Way of Water is scheduled to be released on December 16, 2022, distributed by 20th Century Studios and the film will also be released in Dolby Cinema, IMAX, and IMAX 3D. Some unfortunate events too delayed the release of the first sequel of Avatar, the composer James Horner was originally reported to score music for the franchise, before his death in a plane crash in June 2015. Which in December 2019, Simon Franglen who worked with Horner as a record producer, was reported to write music for the film.
It is reported that all of the four sequels of the movie Avatar 2 have been already filmed and that too contributed to the delay. However, it is hinted by the actors who have worked in making the movie that if the first two sequels do not hit the bigger screen and are as successful or famous as the movie Avatar, then most probably there will not be any more sequels to follow up. But this hint has guaranteed us that all four sequels have been filmed.
For fans, Avatar 2 must be a piece of delightful news because after the wait of 14 years that the best thing James Cameron production or as a director of the blockbuster Avatar could do for the fans who awaited the sequels neglecting the time the team took to produce it. December this year shall be the most celebrated month, and not only because of the New year’s celebrations but also because of the release of AVATAR 2: THE WAY OF WATER a fan-favorite sequel from a blockbuster movie, famous on an international level! So, buckle up fellows! The wait shall be finally over and hit the cinemas a month before just in case they run out of tickets.
How To Watch Avatar 2: The Way of Water?
You can watch this movie either online, on DVD or Blu-ray. Online viewers will be able to watch Avatar 2: The Way of Water on Youtube, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and more.
DVD/Blu-Ray owners can watch the movie on their television set and play it on their DVD player.
In case you want to rent the movie on DVD, you can buy it from the local video stores, Walmart or Blockbuster, etc