Every year, Hollywood packs its bags in Las Vegas for CinemaCon. Dedicated to exhibitors, this event is an opportunity for many studios to present their roadmaps for the years to come. Wednesday, March 27, it’s Disney’s turn to make some big announcements. Among them, valuable information about “Avatar 2” , the long-awaited sequel to James Cameron’s cult film, was released almost thirteen years ago. Here’s what we know about the feature film, prior to its release on December 14th.
THE MOVIE FINALLY HAS A TITLE
First news: this sequel now has an official title! Forget “Avatar 2”, now we have to talk about “Avatar: Water Way”. No wonder you know that the action of the film will take place next to a mysterious rock. field? Ten years after the events of the first film, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), now parents, live a peaceful life in the woods. But a non-governmental organization threatens them, and forces the little family to flee near the sea. There, they find a new clan, the Metkayina, with very different habits from theirs, and majestic aquatic creatures, which they must learn to tame.
DETAILS ABOUT THE SUITE
Invited to talk about the film, Jon Landau, producer of the saga, provided some details about the latter and the three other sequels that have already begun. The man specifically detailed that all subsequent feature films will focus on the Sully family, but that each of them will tell an independent story and will therefore have its own conclusion. Regarding the technical aspect, the filmmakers promise “high frame rates, higher 3D resolution and greater realism in special effects”. That’s promising!
A TRAILER WAS RELEATED IN A FEW DAYS
It was just a rumor… But now it’s confirmed: the first trailer for “Avatar: The Way of Water” will be released in theaters from May 4, just before the screening of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, the second installment of Marvel’s superhero magician adventures. . Videos should be uploaded next week.
THE FIRST PART WILL BE BACK TO THE MOVIE
History to put audiences in the tub, and to refresh their memories, Disney decided to rebroadcast, in 3D, the first part in theaters. A promise not to be missed for the youngest among us, who may not necessarily have the chance to find this masterpiece on the big screen. Write it down in your diary right away: in France, the first session will take place on September 21.
Patience will be their greatest virtue. Thirteen years after the success of the monster from the first film, audiences will be able to find in a few months the continuation of Avatar . A film whose title, Avatar: the way of the water, was unveiled this week on the occasion of CinemaCon in Las Vegas, a gathering of moviegoers where upcoming novelties are presented. “I can assure you it’s worth the wait,” promised Disney distribution manager Tony Chambers, quoted by AFP.
James Cameron wants to “go beyond” cinema
Attendees were able to appreciate the first image of James Cameron’s film, 3D glasses on their noses. The variety speaks of a “visually stunning image” of the planet Pandora. The trailer will only be visible to the rest of the world starting May 4 in theaters, where it will be broadcast exclusively before each new Marvel Doctor Strange 2 session, also produced by the Disney team. Avatar 2” tells the story of the members of Sully’s family (Jake, Neytiri and their children), the trials they face, the paths they must take to protect each other, the battles they must lead to stay alive and the tragedies they experience. “, determines the first synopsis.
James Cameron claims to have “once again pushed the boundaries of what cinema can do”. After blending 3D and motion capture on the first Avatar , the Canadian detailed his innovation in an interview with Variety last year . On the set, I could look into the camera and see the environment in real time During the scene, if I wanted to move waterfalls, moving hills, I can do it very quickly in this virtual world,” he said.
Kate Winslet underwater for over 7 minutes on set
A technology that he will also use in four other films whose release is slated for 2024, 2026 and 2028. Released in December 2009, Avatar remained the most profitable film in history for a long time before being eclipsed by Avengers: Endgame. By James Cameronregained its title last year after a new release in American theaters, with a total revenue of 2.8 billion dollars. It will be seen again in theaters from September 21 in France and September 23 in the United States, just to refresh public memory.
Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver reprise their roles in Avatar 2 and are joined in the franchise by Michelle Yeoh and Kate Winslet. The British actress, reunited with the director of Titanic, has once again spent a lot of time in the water. Even to hold your breath for seven minutes 14 seconds. It remains to be seen if the public will also be breathless.