It's been eight years since the last Avatar movie, but finally we're going back to Pandora. That's right, a trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water has just been released and it's giving us some straight-up nostalgia. We think we're totally prepared to rejoin the Avatar fandom.
A copy of the trailer was shared on TikTok by @disneystudios and we've never been more ready.
According to Variety, the new movie will be set a decade after the last movie was in the year 2154. Stephen Lang will return as Colonel Quaritch, as will Zoe Saldaña as Na'vi Neytiri and Sam Worthington as companion Jake Sully. Now Neytiri and Jake have their own Na'vi children; Neteyam (played by Jamie Flatters), Lo’ak (Britain Dalton), Tuktirey (Trinity Bliss) and Kiri (voiced by Sigourney Weaver).
While understandably many of the details of the movie are still unknown, Weaver gave some clues as to what we can expect in an interview with Variety in September.
“The story is about family, about our families trying to stay together [and] the lengths to which we all go to protect each other and protect the place where we live,” she explained. “It’s very much based on [James Cameron’s] family and his joy in the family; and also, how vulnerable you are when you have children.”
We're pretty much sold at this point and so were other people in the comments section. "Avatar did something to me a long time ago. I can’t wait to see some more of the story," wrote @angelarinehart. "As an indigenous person, this hits different. We understand what water earth fire air means to us. Now the world must know how we need to save them," @rayreagibbs00 explained. "The only movie I am so extremely excited for! I got cold chills just watching this," @banana_fefofana admitted.
We know where we'll be when Avatar:The Way of Water premieres on December 16.