Avatar: The Way of Water to release on Dec 16, 2022, at theatres near you

The latest teaser for James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water makes us think of  Daenerys from Game of Thrones and the bond with her dragons, but it’s well worth the watch.

(With stunning visuals, world-building and a thrilling soundtrack, James Cameron does it again.)

One only needs to watch the latest Avatar: The Way of Water trailer to spruce up a workweek. When tragedy strikes, the Sully family is teaching their children the Sully way of life as the enchanting trailer brings the mystical world of the Navi people to life on screen with enormous blue amphibian dragons dominating the heavens and the oceans. The James Cameron movie will premiere on December 16 in all countries, 13 years after the inaugural big-budget production.


The latest teaser features more Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana as Jake Sully and Neytiri as they coach their children on how to ride their particular dragons.  The screen illuminates scenic views of the sea and the skies, as s they continue to learn to defend themselves and fight their own battles until D-Day when tragedy knocks on their door in the shape of war with humans.  As the blue dragons seize control over the skies in the war zone, the teaser reminds us of the hit show Game of Thrones and its recent prequel, House of the Dragon series.

In 2009, Avatar was released, which became the most successful movie of all time, grossing over USD 2.9 billion internationally. James Cameron, the director, first hinted at the possibility of a sequel in 2011, but the movie won’t hit theatres until December 16. Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, and Kate Winslet also feature in Avatar: The Way of Water.

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James Cameron recently disclosed that the screenplay for Avatar 2 took at least 13 years to create. He revealed to Variety that an entire “Avatar 2” screenplay had been written before Avatar: The Way of Water, but it had been scrapped. It appears that the 13 years between 2009’s Avatar and 2022’s The Way of Water were spent working on a script, never to be seen by the public eye.

Rumours about the sequel’s length

Movies have gotten longer throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with many Hollywood event films exceeding the two hours and 30-minute mark, which is considered long by conventional standards. (Sony’s box office smash Spider-Man: No Way Home was an exception; it finished at two hours, 28 minutes, just in time.)

The original Avatar by James Cameron, which was released in December 2009, is still at the top. That movie was about two hours and 41 minutes or 29 minutes shorter than the sequel.

The sequel’s official runtime had not yet been confirmed by The Way of Water’s producers, 20th Century and Disney, but once the film got a rating, rumours about its length started to circulate. (The film is classified PG-13 in the United States.) When advertising the rating on their websites, some cinemas unintentionally included the running time.

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Disney declined to comment on the Avatar franchise, once it acquired 20th Century Fox.

Avatar 2 aspires to join the small cabal of longer Hollywood flagship productions that have achieved box office success in theatres, such as James Cameron’s Titanic and Avengers: Endgame (three hours and two minutes) (three hours and 14 minutes). On Comscore’s list of the best-grossing movies ever, unadjusted for inflation, the two movies come in at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.

On December 16, the movie will be available in India in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.

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Watch the trailer here.

Thejaswini Raghu

Thejaswini Raghu is an avid reader by day and an insomniac writer by night, she conjures mystical tales in the dark and downs chocolate milk to keep her eyes open come sunrise.


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