On Tuesday, thirteen years after the release of James Cameron’s Avatar – the highest-grossing film of all time – the director premiered its long-awaited sequel in London.
The second part of the movie, called “Avatar: The Way of Water”, returns viewers to the captivating world of Pandora. If you don’t remember, in the first film the blue Navi people fought against humans who were trying to take over and exploit Pandora’s natural resources.
Thirteen years have passed since the events of the first film, and Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) are now parents to five children.
The Na’vi people’s lives are turned upside down when the humans, referred to as “Sky People” return to their land. To protect themselves and their kin, Neytiri, Sulei and their sons flee to an unknown place and find sanctuary with the Mtkaina clan.
The family, who are used to life in the jungle and have bodies and skills adapted for it, must quickly learn water handling techniques to survive the threat of their enemy.
“I invested ten years into this project,” Worthington told Reuters at the film’s premiere. “It’s a story that will move you, it’s great, and very powerful. My hope is that viewers are able to connect with it.” But it’s not an exact copy of the first part, Rather, we expanded on the world and themes present in the first movie..
Returning to the role was “emotional” for Saldana. She continued, saying it was exciting but also scary because Corrigan set a higher standard for himself, which in turn challenges each of us.
Sigourney Weaver portrays Kerry, the adopted daughter of Neytiri and Sully. Weaver also played Kerry’s biological mother, Dr. Grace Augustine, in the first part of the film.
“The whole experience has been an amazing adventure,” Weaver said.
The 2009 film “Avatar” is the most profitable movie of all time, raking in $2.9 billion worldwide. It is planned that four more parts of the franchise will be released by 2028.
Producer Jon Landau said that while he always knew this day would come, the enormity of the task was difficult. He added that most of the third part has already been filmed and they will continue to explore new filming locations and meet different clans.”