Avatar: The Way of Water: Watch the official teaser trailer

10 May 2022, 11:52 | Updated: 10 May 2022, 12:04

By Jenny Mensah

The first official trailer of the James Cameron-directed sequel came out this week, but when is Avatar: The Way of Water released and who returns in the cast? Find out here.

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The first official trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water has been released.

It's been over a decade since the first film landed, and after 13 years, we'e finally edging closer to a sequel.

Director James Cameron delighted fans at CinemaCon by giving them taste of the new film's visuals as well as revealing its title.

Then Sam Worthington - who starred as Jake Sully in the global phenomenon - teased what can be expected from the follow-up to the 2009 smash hit.

Now we have brand new visuals to feast upon in the form of a trailer, find out everything we know about Avatar 2 here, including its full title, release date, trailers, who's returning in the cast and more.

Avatar with Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington
Avatar with Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington. Picture: Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy / 20th Century Fox

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What's the title of Avatar 2?

Avatar 2 is titled Avatar: The Way of Water.

When is Avatar 2 coming out?

Avatar: The Way of Water is released on 16 December 2022.

Why has Avatar 2 taken so long?

The film has suffered multiple setbacks and delays and it's said to have taken its time because James Cameron needed the right technology to film motion capture underwater. Despite waiting 13 years for a sequel, Cameron has confirmed it will be worth the wait and we can expect three more instalments, which are set for 2024, 2026 and 2028.

Is there an Avatar 2 trailer?

The new trailer launched exclusively in cinemas next week to be played ahead of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and was since released on-air.

Watch it below:

Avatar 2 cast: Who returns for The Way of The Water?

Avatar: The Way of Water will see the return of Zoe Saldaña as Na'vi princess Neytiri and Sam Worthington as Jake Sully, the human-turned-Na'vi. Elsewhere, you can expect the return of Stephen Lang as the dead Colonel Miles Quaritch, who is set to be the villain of the entire franchise.

Avatar 2: What can we expect?

The description in the trailer reads: "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."

Sam Worthington has told fans they are in for a treat as the sequel is "mind-blowing". He told Variety: "Jim [James Cameron] is a very loyal man and he keeps the same people on board, but I’m a very small cog in this. There’s a big creative team behind it, and from what I’ve seen, it’s mind-blowing and marvellous what they’re coming up with."

While promoting The Adam Project, Zoe Saldana revealed she cried after watching 20 minutes of Avatar 2 footage and has told audiences to "brace themselves".

When was the first Avatar released?

The first Avatar film was released on 17 December 2009. It broke records at the time, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time and the fastest movie to gross $1 billion through to $2.5 billion.

Remind yourself of the game-changing film here:

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