Avatar 2 does everything short of "getting you wet" says James Cameron

15 December 2022, 11:51 | Updated: 15 December 2022, 12:21

Watch the trailer for Avatar 2: The Way Of Water

By Jenny Mensah

The James Cameron-directed sequel is almost set to hit the big screen this year, but when is Avatar: The Way of Water released and who returns in the cast? Find out here.

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Avatar: The Way of Water is almost set to be released and sci-fi fans can't wait.

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 and a Radio X interview with the man himself, James Cameron, who gushed that the film will be so immersive, it will do everything "but get you wet".

Find out everything we know about Avatar 2 here, including its full title, release date, trailers, who's returning in the cast and more.

James Cameron talks to Chris Moyles about Avatar 2

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What's the title of Avatar 2?

Avatar 2 is titled Avatar: The Way of Water.

When is Avatar 2 released in the UK?

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

James Cameron discusses Avatar 2
James Cameron discusses Avatar 2. Picture: 20th Century Studios

What age rating is Avatar 2?

Avatar 2's official age rating is yet to be revealed. However, Avatar had a rating of 12 in theUK and PG-13 in North America, so the sequel is expected to have a similar rating this year.

Is Avatar 2 a kids movie?

James Cameron has said that Avatar 2 is not suitable for kids and has compared it to The Sopranos. According to , the director said: “This is a family story like how The Sopranos is a family story.”

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.

Avatar with Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington
Avatar 2 sees the return of Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington. Picture: Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy / 20th Century Fox

How long is Avatar 2?

According to James Cameron, the film will be a whopping three hours and 10 minutes long - 30 minutes longer than the original.

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: The Way of Water | Official Teaser Trailer

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.

Watch James Cameron talk about the film with Chris Moyles:

James Cameron talks to Chris Moyles about Avatar 2

Avatar 2: What can we expect?

Speaking to Radio X's Chris Moyles, director James Camerom said: “It’s got that same immersive feeling of the first film. Like you feel like you’re there, on the planet really in the place with the characters in.

“And of course with the underwater and surface water scenes [it does] everything but getting you wet to feel like you’re physically there”.

He added, jokingly: “I didn’t mean that the way that it sounded. Family show!”

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:

AVATAR Official Final Trailer (2009) James Cameron Sci-Fi Action Movie HD

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