Disney have released the first teaser trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water, the long-gestating sequel to James Cameron's 2009 movie.
The sequel sees the return of Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), who have relocated to a coastal area of Pandora and are raising a new family in peace. The film will focus extensively on underwater photography and filming.
The original Avatar was a massive smash hit on its original release, earning $2.8 billion and becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time, displacing Cameron's own Titanic (1997). Its crown was temporarily lifted by Avengers: Endgame in 2019, which outgrossed it by just $8 million, but Avatar reclaimed it in March 2021 thanks to a Chinese re-release of the original movie.
Avatar: The Way of Water will be released on 16 December this year, following a release of the "remastered" version of Avatar on 23 September. Three more Avatar movies are expected to follow in December 2024, 2026 and 2028 respectively.