Release date: December 16, 2022 (USA)
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Kate Winslet
Budget: 250 million USD
Distributed by: 20th Century Studios
James Cameron’s Avatar sequel is finally here! Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldaña are back and this time they must team up with the army of the Na’vi race to protect the planet of Pandora. Plus, Michelle Yeoh joins the action! Watch “Avatar: The Way of Water” coming to theaters in December.
Cameron, who had stated in 2006 that he would like to make sequels to Avatar if it was successful, announced the first two sequels in 2010 following the widespread success of the first film, with The Way of Water aiming for a 2014 release. However, the addition of three more sequels (to the first one) and the necessity to develop new technology in order to film performance capture scenes underwater, a feat never accomplished before, led to significant delays to allow the crew more time to work on the writing, preproduction, and visual effects.