'Avatar: The Way of Water' trailer: Fans wowed by first look at sci-fi sequel

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Watch the teaser for Avatar: The Way of Water

A first trailer has been released for the much anticipated sequel Avatar: The Way of Water.

The trailer to the sequel to 2009's Avatar originally premiered exclusively in cinemas before Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness but has now been released online.

In a synopsis released by Disney, they say the film is "set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure."

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The teaser clip mostly focusses on the visuals of Pandora with only one line of dialogue featured in the trailer. That is spoken by Sam Worthington's Jake Sully who says: "I know one thing. Wherever we go, this family is our fortress."

Neytiri in 20th Century Studios' AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2022 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Neytiri in Avatar: The Way of Water. (20th Century Studios)

The trailer also Jake swimming with Neytiri and riding flying creatures that were featured in the first film.

One fan on Twitter said the sequel looks "Stunning!" adding "the teaser trailer didn't give us much, but enough to make me hyped!"

Another, who caught the trailer first in the cinema described it as "one of the best cinematic experiences i've had in a LONG time."

Once again directed by James Camerson, Avatar: The Way of Water is scheduled for release on 16 December. It's his first sequel since Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

(L-R): Ronal, Tonowari, and the Metkayina clan in 20th Century Studios' AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2022 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.
The Metkayina clan in Avatar: The Way of Water. (20th Century Studios)

The first film is currently the highest grossing movie of all time, retaking the title from Avengers: Endgame following a re-release in China.

Avatar will also be re-released once again later this year in anticipation of the sequel. It will be shown in UK cinemas on 23 September.

Jake Sully in Avatar: The Way of the Water. (20th Century Studios)
Jake Sully in Avatar: The Way of the Water. (20th Century Studios)

As well as Worthington, a number of other cast members are returning from the first film including Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Giovanni Ribisi.

Avatar: The Way of Water is also adding several people to its large cast including Kate Winslet, Vin Diesel and Michelle Yeoh.

The teaser poster for Avatar: The Way of the Water. (20th Century Studios)
The teaser poster for Avatar: The Way of the Water. (20th Century Studios)

Filming for the sequel originally began in 2017 and concluded in September 2020 after production was interrupted by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic

Avatar: The Way of Water is in cinemas from 16 December.

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