The official title for the James Cameron movie Avatar 2 was shared on Tuesday at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
The science fiction film, which will be released on December 16, will be called The Way Of Water.
The film stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Vin Diesel and Trinity Bliss.
New name: The official title for the James Cameron movie Avatar 2 was shared on Tuesday at CinemaCon in Las Vegas
Disney also unveiled new footage of the film as guests were handed 3D glasses to watch the trailer, according to Variety.
The site shared that the clip had no sound.
The audience was taken to ‘different regions across the dazzling world of Pandora through sweeping visuals of the planet’s crystal blue oceans and lakes.
Water feel: The science fiction film, which will be released on December 16, will be called The Way Of Water
‘The footage also shows the local tribe of Na’vi interacting with various species resembling whales and pelicans, some of which flew through the screen and into audience member’s faces thanks to the three-dimensional technology.’
The movie is set over a decade after the events of the first film.
The synopsis reads: ‘Jake Sully and Ney’tiri have formed a family and are doing everything to stay together. However, they must leave their home and explore the regions of Pandora. When an ancient threat resurfaces, Jake must fight a difficult war against the humans.’
Big cast: The film stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Vin Diesel and Trinity Bliss
Avatar 2 debuts on December 16, with sequels to come on December 20, 2024, December 18, 2026, and December 22, 2028.
This comes after Saldana, who plays Neytiri, admitted that seeing some of the movie made her very emotional.
‘I can get choked up just talking about it. I was able to see just 20 minutes of the second installment, right before the year ended, last year. And I was speechless. I was moved to tears,’ the performer told reporter Kevin McCarthy.
Emotional experience: Saldana was ‘moved to tears’ after watching a brief clip of Avatar 2 she said last week
Saldana has told fans that it is a ‘leap’ from the original 2009 film, which was acclaimed by critics and broke several box office records.
She said: ‘It’s definitely a leap from the first Avatar, so you have to brace yourself for it. It’s going to be an adventure you won’t forget.’
The movie has taken so long to make as Cameron needed the right technology to record motion capture underwater and the actress says the blockbuster will be worth the wait.
The Guardians of the Galaxy actress said: ‘Jim was finally able to crack that challenge – that whole thing that you can’t imitate water, virtually, through performance capture.
Building the hype: The movie has taken so long to make as Cameron needed the right technology to record motion capture underwater and the actress says the blockbuster will be worth the wait
‘That was just a challenge that he had taken upon himself, and it took him years, and he did it. He did it. It’s powerful, it’s compelling.’
Saldana also revealed that the Titanic director has invested his heart and soul into the new project.
She said of the filmmaker: ‘He’s also a big crier. He does have a very delicate heart, which is why he protects it so much. And I think that he’s able to have an outlet through the stories that he creates.’
Avatar 2 began development before the release of the original Avatar movie, which made its debut in 2009.
Dedicated: Saldana also revealed that Titanic director James Cameron has invested his heart and soul into the new project; the filmmaker is seen in 2009
Cameron later confirmed that he would be working on follow-ups to the highly successful feature after its premiere and planned for two sequels to be released in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Although the project was supposed to go into production during the early 2010s, filming did not begin until 2017.
Several new performers were added to the cast of the sequels, including Edie Falco, Kate Winslet and Vin Diesel, among others.
Shooting for the second film in the prospective series also took place simultaneously with filming for a third sequel.
Cameron wrapped motion capture performances in 2018, and he later announced that he was all but finished with the live action portions of the features in September of 2020.
After enduring numerous pushbacks, Avatar 2 is set to be released on December 16th, and Avatar 3 will make its debut on December 20th, 2024.
A fourth and fifth sequel are also currently being planned for release on unspecified dates in the future.