Finally, the expected sequence of avatarentitled Avatar: The Way of Water, is near. Scheduled to make its debut on December 15th of this year, the film will bring a new adventure on the planet Pandora, occupied by the Na’vi race.
Once again, The new feature in the franchise will be directed by James Cameron, who also helped with the production of the script. But this time, the filmmaker has one more thing to worry about.
According to him, the franchise’s continuity depends heavily on the performance of Avatar: The Way of Water at the box office. “The market can tell us that we’re done, or almost done, like ‘ok, let’s complete the story in the third movie and not continue’, if it’s not profitable,” he revealed in an interview with Total Film.
Cameron also said that many things have changed since the release of the first film, in 2009and that even though there is a story beyond three films, if the franchise doesn’t continue to generate interest, there’s no reason to continue.
“We’re in a different world now than we were when I wrote all of this. We’ve had the pandemic and streaming. But maybe we’ll remind people of what it’s like to go to the movies. The movie awakens that. The question is, how many people care now? ?”, concluded the director.
The filmmaker even questioned his participation as director of films 4 and 5 of the franchise, if they happen, as he would like to participate in other productions. In any case, it seems that we will have to wait for the performance of Avatar 2 in theaters to be sure of the paths the franchise will take.
What is the story of Avatar: The Water Way?
In Avatar 2, we continue following the story of Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), who now live together with their family on the planet Pandora. However, the quiet life doesn’t last forever and a familiar threat looms.
Now Jake, Neytiri and the Na’vi people must unite to fight their enemies and protect their homeland.
The main cast of the feature includes Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, among others.
Avatar: The Way of Water premieres on December 15th in Brazil.