It's hard to believe that Avatar 2 is actually happening, but this December, the sequel to 2009's revolutionary sci-fi epic, a film 13 years in the making, will finally arrive. But where can you watch Avatar 2: The Way of Water (2022)?
Before we "dive in", check out the epic new trailer for Avatar 2: The Way of Water below:
Like the original 2009 movie, Avatar 2: The Way of Water has taken years to make. But as you may already know, it isn't the only Avatar sequel in the works - three more films in the series are set to follow every two years thereafter.
The first movie pioneered a new age of 3D in cinema, while showcasing the best of motion-capture technology. And the next film in the series is set to break even more ground as it features underwater motion-capture.
Avatar (2009) went on to become the highest-grossing film of all time. While it lost that title to Avengers: Endgame (2019) 10 years later, it quickly reclaimed the throne after a re-release on the Chinese market.
Now, Avatar 2: The Way of Water is set to make waves of its own (pun intended), as it's the first movie to feature underwater-based motion-capture performance - something which is evident from the epic trailer alone.
As per the official 20th Century Studios description, the synopsis for Avatar: The Way of Water is:
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.
While it will likely come as no surprise, Avatar: The Way of Water will be released exclusively in theaters. It will also be released in Dolby Cinema, IMAX, and IMAX 3D formats.
As for when the film will be available for streaming remains to be seen, but like all blockbuster releases, this will be a few months after its theatrical run. With the original film on Disney+, there's no doubt the sequel will follow suit.
James Cameron returns to direct, however, he recently hinted that he may not be directing the last two entries in the Avatar series. The director also recently spoke about the theatrical experience of the upcoming film.
It would appear that Avatar: The Way of Water will be three hours in length, which is no surprise as this would be consistent with the original film (although that film actually clocks in at 2 hours 40 minutes).
Returning cast members are 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), and Matt Gerald (Corporal Lyle Wainfleet).
Two other actors who will also be returning are Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang, who play Dr. Grace Augustine and Colonel Miles Quaritch in Avatar, respectively. However, this time, Weaver will be playing the adopted Na'vi daughter of Jake Sully and Neytiri.
Newcomers 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).
Newcomers 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 undisclosed roles.
Avatar 2: The Way of Water is scheduled for release on December 16 this year, while Avatar 3 will release on December 20, 2024. Avatar 4 will follow on December 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 on December 22, 2028, respectively.