Avatar 2 remains the highest-grossing movie in history and even though it’s been over a year since the first film was released, the saga created by James Cameron already has multiple sequels confirmed.
This week, during its panel at Cinema Con, Disney finally revealed the official title of the second film, as well as revealed when we’ll be able to see the first trailer. Although the studio had announced in 2019 that Avatar 2 would hit theatres in December 2021, due to the unforeseen generated by the coronavirus pandemic, this ended up not happening and now the premiere is scheduled for September 2022.
According to Disney, the second film in the saga will be called Avatar: The Way of Water. At the panel at Cinema Con, the studio confirmed that the first trailer for the film will be shown during the sessions of Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness, which hits theatres next week.
We still don’t know if the trailer will be released on the internet, but it should happen next week, just like in Spider-Man: No Return Home, which showed first-hand a trailer for the new Doctor Strange movie.
Cameron confirmed that the story will take place a few years after the first film and that it will explore the oceans of the planet Pandora.
The cast includes Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Giovanni Ribisi and Kate Winslet.
So, looking forward to the new Avatar? The first movie can be watched on Disney Plus.
Disney confirms new Star Wars and Avatar movie releases
In addition to future Marvel productions, Disney has also confirmed – in its official calendar – new films from two successful big-screen franchises: “Star Wars” and “Avatar”. The dates go up to the year 2027.
In the first case, there are three features guaranteed in the future, not counting “The Rise of Skywalker” – the conclusion of the current trilogy, scheduled for December 19 this year. Still without titles released, they should debut in the last month of the years 2022, 2024 and 2026. So far, Disney has yet to confirm whether the upcoming “Star Wars” releases will form a spin-off trilogy or be a new sequel after the conclusion of the current one.
The franchise that boasts the highest-grossing movie title in history – while not being achieved by “Avengers: Endgame” – was inherited by Disney in the purchase of FOX. With the first feature in 2009, the second chapter – “Avatar 2” – was delayed from December 18, 2020, to December 17, 2021. The story produced by James Cameron will still receive three other titles – also delayed by approximately a year each: “Avatar 3”, on December 22, 2023; “Avatar 4”, scheduled for December 29, 2025; and “Avatar 5”, scheduled for December 27, 2027.
The trend is that changes in franchise dates are to not coincide with Star Wars releases. Now that they are part of Disney’s portfolio, it would not be a satisfactory strategy to put both in the same month.