“Avatar: The Way of the Water”, the second part of a saga that will count five, is finally revealed after years of waiting in a breathtaking trailer.
Back to Pandora. The first trailer forAvatar 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2009 blockbuster, was finally unveiled on Monday. Lasting less than two minutes, this video exposes almost without a word the stakes of James Cameron’s new blockbuster, dubbed in French Avatar – The Waterway. And should surprise the public with the care taken in its images. A poster was also unveiled.
This feature film must indeed “push the limits of what cinema can do”, announced the director at the CinemaCon festival at the end of April, promising spectacular technological progress.
The plot takes place about ten years after the events told in the first film. We find the Na’vi, this extraterrestrial species originating from the exomoon Pandora, in full exploration, soaring into the air. The sets evoke those of the first film, and in particular its famous flying mountains, inspired by the Chinese region of Wulingyuan.
“Bora Bora on Steroids”
When the story begins, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) have rebuilt their lives together. They are now parents of four children. Their idyllic existence, close to nature, interspersed with hunting and fishing, is however threatened when the Resources Development Administration, a dangerous non-governmental organization, returns to Pandora.
James Cameron has also promised an aquatic film, which takes place mainly underwater. “It will be Bora Bora on steroids”, had even warned its producer Jon Landau in. The trailer reveals little on this ground, but offers some very immersive images allowing to discover the aquatic fauna and flora of Pandora.
The saga Avatar is to continue with three additional sequels, for a total of five feature films. With a big stake: the first part, released thirteen years ago, is to date the biggest cinematic success of all time, with a recipe of 2.847 billion dollars at the global box office. See you on December 14 in French cinemas.