Avatar: The Way of Water just got a final trailer. Disney and 20th Century Studios have dropped a final trailer for the long-awaited sequel, which expands the magical world of Pandora by transporting fans to the bottom of the deep blue sea. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) have started a family. When a familiar threat in the form of mecha robots looms on the horizon, they are forced to relocate and enlist the help of the coastal Metkayina Na’vi clan. Avatar: The Way of Water hits theaters on December 16.
Avatar: The Way of Water trailer
“Treat them as our brothers and sisters,” Metkayina leader Tonowari (Cliff Curtis) tells his clan members. “Teach them our ways.” While initially dismissed as outcasts, the Coastline Tribe now seems to have heeded Jake’s pleas, seeing how an alliance between the two could benefit during the greater war. “If you want to live here, you’ve got to ride,” young freediver Aonung Jake’s (Worthington) instructs the children before the group embarks on an exciting underwater excursion where they mount the snail-like Ilu – related to the terrifying horses from terrestrial Na’ we. The Avatar: The Way of Water trailer then focuses on Metkayina’s close relationship with the tulkuns, the sentient whale-like creatures with whom our heroes learn to communicate.
Midway through the Avatar: The Way of Water trailer, human-controlled mecha robots, armed with flamethrowers, invade the lands and start burning everything in sight. Both tribes unite for the occasion, riding atop the airborne Skimwings and unleashing primitive attacks in the form of long spears and arrows aimed at weak points in the attacker’s spacecraft. As seen in the previous trailer, the sequel continues its trend of forbidden romances – in this case between Jake’s son Lo’ak (Britain Dalton) and Metkayina native Tsireya (Bailey Bass). When the latter states that he was born an outcast, the latter assures him of his trust, saying, “I see you” – a callback to the 2009 film Avatar.
Avatar: The Way of Water pre-order
Advance bookings for James Cameron’s much awaited sequel are now open across India in premium formats. Ticket sales are live on BookMyShow and Paytm, with 20th Century Studios claiming that Avatar: The Way of Water will experience 24-hour shows in select theatres, with first shows starting at 12.00 onwards.
Speaking to GQ Magazine, director Cameron expressed his concerns about breaking even on Avatar: The Way of Water, claiming that it was very expensive to make and that it represented “the worst business case in the history of cinema. ” For it to be profitable, he said, “you have to be the third or fourth highest-grossing movie in history. That’s your threshold. That’s your break even.” This equates to an amount of $2 billion (approx. Rs. 16,400), rivaling his own 1997 romance film, Titanic. In an interview with Total Film earlier this month, the filmmaker stated that he was prepared to end the Avatar franchise with a trilogy if The Way of Water underperforms, citing the COVID-19 pandemic and streaming platforms as obstacles.
Avatar: The Way of Water will be released on December 16 in cinemas worldwide. In India, the film will be released in English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu.