Avatar: The Way of Water trailer released

Release dates of the long-awaited sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, have been revealed.

The long-awaited return of the Avatar franchise is here. Avatar: The Way of Water released its teaser trailer this week with the announcement that it will open in Australian cinemas on 15 December this year.

James Cameron’s first follow-up to the boundary breaking film is set more than a decade after the events of Avatar. Avatar: The Way of Water will trace the Sully family, Jake, Neytiri, and their kids, with a story on family and resilience.

Teaser Trailer of Avatar: The Way of Water

The teaser reveals that Avatar: The Way of Water will no-doubt be action-packed with Avatar‘s signature visuals and impressive world-building. Conflict between the Na’vi and humans continue in an interstellar war, but snippets of co-existence may suggest that collaboration (with some if not all) is possible too.

However, despite being a visual spectacle, not much has been revealed about the plot in the teaser and we will expect more to be uncovered when the full trailer is released.

Fans have been expecting the release of a second movie following Cameron’s announcement of two upcoming sequels in 2010, when Avatar: The Way of Water was aiming for a 2014 release. It’s expected that anticipation will be high after a nearly decade-long delay.

Alongside the release date of Avatar: The Way of Water, 20th Century Studios will also re-release Avatar in Australian cinemas on 22 September.

Avatar: The Way of Water is directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau. The film stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement and Kate Winslet. 

Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: @lleizy_