Avatar: The Way of Water – What to Expect

After 13 years, Avatar is finally getting an addition to its franchise.

A world bounded by tragedy and sacrifice inevitably interested many in 2009. As the year comes to an end, December 2022 has become home to many highly anticipated movie releases.

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Following multiple previous predicted release dates, which date back as early as 2010, Avatar has finally returned with a confirmed release date. The film Avatar: The Way of Water, directed by James Cameron, will be released in theaters on December 16th, 2022, in the United States. This film will have a running time of 3 hours and 12 minutes, and screened in multiple formats, including 3D. With the success of Avatar (2009), it is expected that its predecessor, Avatar: The Way of Water, will be extremely popular. As a result, ticket sales and seat reservations for this release weekend face large numbers.

For years, there have been countless rumors towards the Avatar franchise regarding a sequel. The first trailer of The Way of Water as released on May 9th, 2022. Since then, there has been an official trailer, and plenty of released information – including unconfirmed leaks. According to Collider, this new Avatar movie will introduce fans to a new tribe, this tribe is known as “the reef-dwellers of the Metkayina.” The fan-awaited sequel is expected to focus on the Sully family. It is confirmed that Jake Sully and Ney’tiri are important protagonists.  It is said that there will be a harsh war between a familiar threat, humans. War remarkably consists of many tragedies, such as, but not limited to, loss and hardship.

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Similar to the original Avatar, which was released in 2009, this new sequel takes place in its known cinematic universe. Unrelated to any realistic geographic circumstances, Avatar was a science fiction work written around a world of it’s own. Although Avatar lacked a realism approach, there was a lot of references made throughout the film. For example, it is believed that Avatar was based on Indian mythology. Proposed by hinduamerican.org, it is believed that Avatar was inspired by Hinduism beliefs. Along with that, it seems to make references and retell the history of North and South America in the colonization periods. It is though it’s a metaphor made between Europe and those indigenous to America. In this period, there was a lot of conflict and deaths between the two groups. Additionally, Avatar: The Way of Water is rumored to consist of many familiar faces, such as an unexpected Stephen Lang- who played Colonel Miles Quaritch. The return of Colonel Quaritch was a surprise to most. The original Avatar film consisted of many hardships and sacrifices. With this plot of The Way of Water revealed, it is expected to believe that watchers will experience a series of emotions. The protagonists in both movies are forced to protect what they value most.

Since the release of Avatar in 2009, the franchise has had a vast amount of popularity. Stated by Collider, the Avatar movie has earned nearly 3 billion United States dollars in revenue. In fact, holding many box-office records. it is believed by many to be one of the highest-grossing movies yet. In 2009, Movieweb states that Avatar was the first film to earn more than $2 billion.

Although the original Avatar film scored high in many fields, there was many critics against it.