New Avatar The Way of Water Trailer Splashes Around

Who says cats are afraid of the water? A new trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water went online earlier today. A sequel to the biggest movie of all time (I think… did they rerelease it enough times to push it over the edge yet?), Avatar: The Way of Water finds Jake Sully and Neytiri, the Na’vi heroes from the previous film (sort of Na’vi, in Jake’s case), raising a family and going on some kind of adventure that involves water and all the people from the first movie, even the ones who died. Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldaña reprise their roles from Avatar, as do Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, CCH Pounder, and more. They’re joined by Kate Winslet, Edie Falco, Cliff Curtis, Jermaine Clement, and Brendan Cowell. James Cameron directs once again (as these are the only movies he’ll ever make anymore), Avatar: The Way of Water will premiere on December 16, 2022. You can see the trailer below:

The trailer is pretty much how I regarded Avatar when I saw it: a pretty package with nothing to care about inside. Avatar: The Way of Water looks pretty, and I’m sure the movie will be visually spectacular, but it doesn’t give much sense of the story. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and I prefer it to the common alternative, where trailers give the whole movie away beat for beat. But as someone who has no interest in more Avatar movies, it does nothing to change my mind. I initially thought most people felt like I do, but I’m not so sure anymore; I’ve seen a lot of love for this trailer on Twitter, and seeming excitement for the film. I don’t think it will make as much as the first one, but it could end up being a big hit; a James Cameron movie is an event, and his absence from cinemas since Avatar amplifies that feeling. (I wonder if the delays were on purpose for that very reason.) We’ll see what happens in a month, but Cameron is one of those filmmakers who can get people to the theater on his name alone.

What did you think of the Avatar: The Way of Water trailer? Are you looking forward to the slew of Avatar sequels on their way? Is there a chance in hell we’ll ever see True Lies and The Abyss on Blu-ray? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned to Geeks + Gamers for more on the cat people and their magic tree!

Comments (2)

November 3, 2022 at 8:52 am

It’s definitely pretty, but I’m confused how Jake had kids when his body was fake. His mind getting trapped in his avatar wouldn’t automatically give that body reproductive abilities. But, I guess we get a family against the odds story, so that’s good (and rare today).

    November 3, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    I don’t remember enough about the first one to know how the avatar business works. Was his mind transported into it?

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