The first teaser for “Avatar: The Way of the Water,” James Cameron’s long-awaited sequel, got less splash and more dribbling when it arrived last month with only a glimpse of the return to Pandora.
But the film’s official trailer, which was released on Wednesday, reveals the wonders that await in all their glory and takes a deep dive into the world last seen more than a decade ago in the series’ award-winning debut film. at the Oscars and breaking all records.
Arriving in theaters on December 16, “Avatar: The Way of Water” picks up with Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) as parents raising their children in the planet’s lush greenery and awe-inspiring oceans for a period of time. peacetime.
“Dad, I know you think I’m crazy, but I feel her,” their teenage daughter Kiri, played by returning star Sigourney Weaver, says in the trailer about her connection to the planet. “But I feel it. I hear his heart beating. She is so close.
“So what’s his heartbeat like?” Sully asks. She replies: “Powerful”.
With a reported runtime of more than three hours, however, a conflict must ensue. The sequel tells the story of the family and the “problems that follow them, the lengths they go to protect themselves, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure,” according to the official synopsis. .
As the threat of humanity looms more than ever (how quickly we forget unobtanium), tensions arise between the land dwellers and the ocean tribe Metkayina, who sternly tell the group that they “can’t let you bring your war here”.
But war does come, as the trailer flashes between intense underwater combat sequences and fiery explosions that test the bonds of the family.
“I need you to be strong,” Sully tells Neytiri as Pandora burns around them. “Strong heart.”
Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet, Joel David Moore, Jemaine Clement, CCH Pounder, Michelle Yeoh and Edie Falco also star in the sequel – the first of four “Avatar” episodes to arrive in the coming years.
Watch the official trailer for “Avatar: The Way of Water” below.
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