Avatar 2 at CinemaCon: Release Date, Official Synopsis & Cast Revealed
Director James Cameron is now ready to show moviegoers his otherworldly, underwater vision for Avatar’s long-awaited sequel, after at least seven delays in the last eight years (the picture was initially slated to release in 2014). Avatar: The Way of Water is the name of the sequel.
CinemaCon, the annual convention of movie theater owners, is presently taking place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Disney, which acquired the brand after acquiring 20th Century Fox in 2019, released fresh footage of the highly awaited picture.
The minute-long trailer, which had almost no dialogue, was shown to CinemaCon guests with 3D glasses. Visitors were taken on a tour of Pandora's breathtaking oceans and lakes, allowing them to experience the world's awe-inspiring beauty firsthand. Aside from interacting with whales and pelicans, the Na'vi tribe may also be seen engaging with numerous other species, including ones that flew right in front of viewers because of the 3-D technology.
Avatar: The Way of Water, which takes place more than a decade after the events of Avatar, introduces the Sully family, consisting of Jake, Neytiri, and their children. It is a story of the perils they face and the lengths they go to protect one another.
Sam Worthington's Jake Sully informs Neytiri, "I know one thing. This family is our fortress wherever we go."
Director James Cameron, who is currently in New Zealand working on Avatar 2, made a pre-recorded video to inform exhibitors about the picture. According to the director, the film is "designed for the largest screen and most immersive 3D available." He also says he "set out to test the limits of what cinema can do." James Cameron is using new technology to film underwater scenes.
Avatar 2's $250 million budget facilitates the return of Giovanni Ribisi, Sigourney Weaver, CCH Pounder and Stephen Lang, in addition to Cameron, Worthington and Saldana. Kate Winslet, Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Edie Falco, Cliff Curtis and Jemaine Clement are among the newcomers joining the cast.
In the decade since Avatar's spectacular run in theaters, there are legitimate fears that passion for all things Avatar has waned. Na'vi Nation, on the other hand, appears to be resolute. Avengers: Endgame had been crowned the highest-grossing film of all time before the outbreak, but Avengers: Infinity War recaptured the top spot with $2.802 billion worldwide. For The Way of Water, Disney plans to re-release Avatar on September 23.
Next three Avatar films will be released in 2024, 2026 and 2028
Disney's 90-minute CinemaCon presentation concluded with clips from The Way of Water and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as well as Lightyear, a Toy Story spinoff about Andy's favorite toy, Amsterdam, and Bob's Burgers.