The sequel to James Cameron’s 2009 film Avatar, Avatar: The Way of Water is a 2022 American epic science fiction movie. As the second entry in the Avatar film series, the movie is distributed by 20th Century Studios. Cameron produced the film with Jon Landau and wrote the script with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, which is based on a narrative the three penned with Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaa, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Giovanni Ribisi, Dileep Rao, and Matt Gerald are among the cast members who return in their roles from the first movie, while Sigourney Weaver plays a new part. Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, and Brendan Cowell are among the new cast members.
Following the huge success of the original movie, Cameron, who had mentioned in 2006 that he would like to develop sequels to Avatar if it was successful, announced the first two sequels in 2010, with The Way of Water aiming for a 2014 date. However, the decision to make three more sequels, making a total of five Avatar movies, as well as the requirement to create new technology in order to film performance capture scenes underwater, a feat never before achieved, resulted in significant delays that gave the cast and crew more time to work on the script, preproduction, and visual effects.Principal photography began on August 15, 2017, in Manhattan Beach, California, and continued through September 25, 2017, in Wellington, New Zealand, concurrently with Avatar 3. The most recent postponement of the movie’s theatrical debut is scheduled on July 23, 2020. Avatar: The Way of Water had its London premiere on December 6, 2022, and it will hit theatres in the US on December 16, 2022. Three additional sequels are expected in 2024, 2026, and 2028, though the latter two would rely on how well-received The Way of Water is on the market.
Critics gave the movie largely favourable reviews. The movie was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director at the 80th Golden Globe Awards.
More than ten years after the events of the first movie, Jake Sully continues to serve as the Omaticaya tribe’s chief and raises a family with Neytiri that consists of his sons Neteyam and Lo’ak, daughter Tuk, adopted daughter Kiri (conceived from Grace Augustine’s unconscious Na’vi avatar), and a human boy named Spider, who is the offspring of Miles Quaritch, who was born on Pandora but was unable to be brought to Earth in Humans return to Pandora to colonise it and build a new main operations base, much to the chagrin of the Na’vi. Quaritch, who was cloned into a Na’vi body and implanted with his template’s memories from before his passing, is one of the newcomers.
Jake is in charge of a guerilla attack against the RDA supply lines. Quaritch starts a search operation.Jake is in charge of a guerilla attack against the RDA supply lines. Quaritch sends out his team on a search mission to find Jake and kill him, while also kidnapping Jake’s kids. Most of them are set free when Jake and Neytiri arrive, but Spider is captured by Quaritch, who recognises him as his son. He chooses to hang out with him in an effort to win Spider over, and Spider in turn enlightens Quaritch on Na’vi culture. Even though some tribesmen make fun of Jake and his children for having a genetic human heritage, Jake and his family leave the Omaticaya because they are aware of the threat that Spider’s knowledge of their whereabouts poses to their safety. Instead, they flee to the Metkayina reef people clan on Pandora’s eastern seaboard, where they are given shelter. Aonung, the brother of Tsireya, and Lo’ak fight. Aonung and his companions lure him into a trip into the region of a hazardous sea predator and leave him stranded when he returns to apologise at Jake’s urging. The intelligent and pacifistic cetacean species known as a tulkun, which the Metkayina regard as their spiritual family, saves Lo’ak and befriends him. Upon his return, Lo’ak accepts responsibility for his actions and befriends Aonung; nevertheless, he learns that Payakan is an outcast among his race. On a trip to a branch of the Tree of Souls, Kiri links with it to visit her mother, but has a terrible seizure.
James Cameron said in 2006 that he planned to develop two Avatar sequels if the film’s 2009 release was a success.
In 2010, he claimed that the film’s enormous popularity proved he would do so.The original release dates for the sequels were December 2014 and 2015.
He incorporated specific scenes for upcoming story extensions into the first movie.
Cameron intended to start production on the sequels “after the manuscript is locked down” and to shoot them back-to-back. He claimed that the sequels would broaden the scope of the universe while investigating additional Polyphemus moons.More of the jungle would be included in the first sequel, which would concentrate on the ocean of Pandora. Using underwater cameras, he planned to film the sequel at the Mariana Trench. In 2012, Cameron first alluded to a potential third sequel; it was formally announced the following year. Cameron had originally planned to release Avatar 2 in 2015, but later that year, the release date was changed to December 2016, with the two additional sequels to follow in 2017 and 2018. Due to the writing process, which Cameron called “a complex job,” the original sequels’ scheduled release dates for each of the subsequent films were each moved back by an additional year by 2015. The first sequel is now anticipated to be released in December 2017.
Avatar: The Way of Water had its world premiere on December 6, 2022, at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London, and will be released on December 16, 2022, distributed by 20th Century Studios. The film was released in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, IMAX, and IMAX 3D formats. The Way of Water alongside the forthcoming sequels was released in Dolby Vision. The film was subjected to eight delays, as the crew took more time on the writing, pre-production and visual effects process. Initially in late-2010, the film was scheduled for release in December 2014. By mid-2013, Cameron originally intended Avatar 2 to be released in December 2015, which was subsequently delayed to 2016 and then to 2017.
Of July 2022, Empire announced the runtime was “about three hours” at that stage in production.The movie’s duration was announced to be 192 minutes in November 2022. (3 hours and 12 minutes). Cameron said in the Empire interview “When someone watches [television] for eight hours straight in one sitting, I don’t want them to complain about the duration. I have observed my children acting out five consecutive one-hour bouts. The major paradigm shift in society that needs to take place is this: it’s acceptable to get up and go potty.”
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A week before the movie’s December 16 release, Boxoffice Pro predicted that the domestic opening weekend in North America would be between $167 and 192 million, and that the movie’s overall domestic gross would be between $662 and 861 million.In terms of box office predictions, it is believed that because of the movie’s nearly record-breaking budget, “The worst business case in movie history is [this movie]. You must be the third or fourth most successful movie in history. Your threshold is that. You have reached break even.”
82% of the 189 reviews from critics on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes are favourable, with an overall rating of 7.3/10. “Narratively, it might be rather typical fare — but artistically speaking, Avatar: The Way of Water is a stunningly immersive experience,” the website’s consensus states. [Way of Water may not have been the most intricately produced or cognitively challenging film, but it epitomises what “cinematic” means today, according to ReelViews critic James Berardinelli. Berardinelli claimed that he would “never be able to accurately convey the leap ahead that The Way of Water takes” in terms of graphics.
Primary Articles The Way of Water is the first of four upcoming Avatar sequels, which also include Avatar 3 and Avatar 4. On September 25, 2017, Avatar 3 began filming in New Zealand concurrently with this movie. Worthington, Saldaa, Lang, Weaver, Pounder, Curtis, Ribisi, Moore, Rao, and Gerald are among the cast members from previous movies that have been confirmed to return; Oona Chaplin and David Thewlis will play new characters, respectively.
The remaining two sequels are apparently in the works, however in a November 2017 interview, director James Cameron said: “Let’s face it, if Avatar 2 and 3 don’t earn enough money, there won’t be a 4 and 5″In February 2018, Thewlis subsequently confirmed this, saying, “They’re making 2 and 3, they’re going to see if people like it.”