The Walt Disney Company is celebrating “Avatar Day” today with the debut of the final trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water, James Cameron’s highly anticipated follow-up to his Academy Award-winning Avatar. You can view the trailer and new posters by scrolling down!
Fans counting the days to the film’s December 16th theatrical release can purchase tickets wherever tickets are sold. Fans, communities and organizations can also arrange group bookings and theater buy-outs by visiting AvatarTheWayofWaterTickets.com.
Celebration events took place all over the world, including Venice, where its famous canals were turned blue with a projection on the water and buildings, and Sydney, where the iconic Bondi Beach Icebergs Pool was transformed into a giant blue birds’ eye view billboard for the film.
At New York City’s famed Times Square, Avatar: the Way of Water simultaneously lit up 40 digital screens, immersing viewers in an anamorphic 3D, nearly 360 degree experience of Pandora’s breathtaking underwater world.
The following gala premieres for the film were announced: London – December 6 (World Premiere); Seoul – December 9; Tokyo – December 10; and Los Angeles – December 12.
Disney also revealed that Snapchat has created an augmented reality Lens that turns any Snapchatter into a Na’vi. The Lens uses machine learning to transform in real-time their mouth, eyes, head shape, hair and skin — complete with blue-striped texture — as if they came straight from Pandora.
In addition, Amazon Alexa customers will have the opportunity to bring the sights and sounds of Pandora to their Echo devices as they go about their daily activities, making this the first Alexa-themed experience for a film.
All customers have to say is, “Alexa, enable ‘Avatar’ theme” to get Avatar visuals and sounds whenever they set timers and alarms, ask for weather, say hello and more. Alexa can also help you learn how to speak Na’vi. Just say, “Alexa, teach me Na’vi,” to get started.
And finally, beginning today in celebration of “Avatar Day,” the original 2009 Avatar is once again available to stream on Disney+.
With Avatar: The Way of Water, the cinematic experience reaches new heights as Cameron transports audiences back to the magnificent world of Pandora in a spectacular and stirring action-packed adventure.
Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.
The screenplay is by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. The story is by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver & Josh Friedman & Shane Salerno. David Valdes and Richard Baneham serve as the film’s executive producers.
Following Avatar: The Way of Water, the third installment, Avatar: The Seed Bearer, will release on December 20, 2024. Then Avatar: The Tulkun Rider and Avatar: The Quest for Eywa are coming to theaters on December 18, 2026 and December 22, 2028, respectively.