We have seen a vast number of huge movie franchises come and go, but very few have had the global popularity of James Cameron’s Avatar, which continues to hold the record as the highest-grossing movie of all time, bringing in a total of $2.845 billion around the globe.
The official title of Avatar 2 was finally unveiled in the year 2022, and it was called Avatar: The Way of Water. At the same time, a visually beautiful first trailer and unique footage were displayed at CinemaCon, which greatly increased the anticipation of fans.
After eagerly waiting for sequels to arrive ever since the first installment of the series was made available for purchase in 2009, it looks like the wait may soon come to an end.
In point of fact, the day when the new installment in the Avatar franchise is released in theatres will mark the beginning of our examination of everything there is to know about the successful film up to this point.
Avatar 2: Release Date
The release date of Avatar 2 has been pushed back from December 2021 to December 16, 2022, because of the ongoing global health crisis.
It’s not surprising that the sequel has taken so long to make, given that it’s a hybrid of live-action and motion capture. He stated that Avatar 2 was finished in September 2020 and that Avatar 3 was nearly finished in September of the same year.
In April 2022, Cameron stated that he was putting the “last touches” on the sequel, thus the December release seemed to be on track. He has been working on all of them recently, given that he has three more movies on the way. As a result of the young actors in Avatar 4, he stated that he has already begun filming portions of the film in December 2021.
He explained to Variety, “Anything that had to be done with a specific actor, we did all the scenes for 2 and 3 together – and a little bit of 4,” “I had to shoot the kids out. They’re allowed to age six years in the middle of the story on page 25 of movie 4. So I needed everything before then, and then everything after, we’ll do later.”
Will There Be Any New Cast Members?
The cast of Avatar 2 includes both new and returning performers. As Jake Sully, Sam Worthington reprises his role as a Na’avi soldier who was once a human soldier before becoming a permanent part of the race. As Neytiri, Zoe Saldaa will be joining him. This time around, Jake and Neytiri will have a family.
Even the daughter of Jake and Neytiri returns in the form of Sigourney Weaver’s Kiri. In the first film, she played a character named Dr. Grace Augustine who died. A behind-the-scenes photo shows the actress fully submerged in water for her role in the sequel.
Ronal, a free-diving member of the underwater Metkayina clan, is played by Kate Winslet, who joins the cast. For her role in Avatar, Winslet had to learn how to free-dive, and it was “amazing,” she said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
As General Ardmore, a member of the nefarious RDA, Edie Falco joins the cast. Another newcomer is Michelle Yeoh. Dr. Karina Mogue is the human character she’ll portray. We now know that Yeoh will appear in Avatar 3 thanks to a post from producer Jon Landau on Instagram.
Dr. Ian Garvin, a marine biologist, will be played by Jemaine Clement. According to James Cameron, “I’ve been a fan of Jemaine Clement’s work for years and I’m incredibly excited that he’s joining our cast as Ian Garvin, one of my favorite characters,”.
There are also mysterious roles for Vin Diesel, CJ Jones, and Oona Chaplin, who will all appear in the next films. The rest of the ensemble includes Cliff Curtis as Tonowari, Bailey Bass as Tsireya, Filip Geljo as Aonung, and Duane Evans Jr. as Rotxo — all members of the Metkayina clan.
Joel David Moore plays Dr. Norm Spellman, Dileep Rao plays Dr. Max Patel, Giovanni Ribisi plays Parker Selfridge, Brendan Cowell plays Captain Mick Scoresby, and Matt Gerald plays Corporal Lyle Wainfleet.
What Will happen in Season 2?
“Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family, the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.”
The RDA mining operation will return to Pandora, bringing with it the trouble foretold in the synopsis. Jake, Neytiri, and their children are sent to “what is considered as a safe harbor”—the undersea reef—as a result of this. After reaching the reef, there’s a clan called the Metkayina that you’ll encounter.
“The Sullys have left the jungle, the only home they’ve ever known. Suddenly, they’re out of their depth. They end up being culturally and physically marginalized.”
It’s abundantly evident from the set photographs and visually breathtaking teaser that the sequel’s underwater locales will be a significant focus. However, the fate of some of the protagonists remains a mystery. It’s not clear how or why Sigourney Weaver will be back because her character was killed off in the first film.
It’s possible that she’s playing a completely different character, but that’s all we know for now. She isn’t the only character who may be resurrected in this story.
Matt Gerald returns as Corporal Lyle Wainfleet alongside Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch. Even though the reason for their reappearance remains a mystery, the fact that they are both members of the RDA suggests that their return is not good news for Sully and his family.