Avatar fans, rejoice! It was revealed today, during Disney’s panel at CinemaCon, that James Cameron‘s long-awaited Avatar sequel will now be called Avatar: The Way of the Water. As of right now, the film is still planned to be released exclusively in theatres on December 16th, in 3D, IMAX 3D, and high-frame-rate formats, though the latter part is still unclear. First-look footage of the movie will play during showtimes of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which marks the first time IMAX releases one of their titles in 3D since 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Additionally, the first film will also be re-released in theatres on September 23rd, with “remastered picture and sound” in 3D.
The official plot synopsis of the sequel reads “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.”
Avatar: The Way of the Water is directed by James Cameron, with a script written by Cameron and Josh Friedman. It stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, CCH Pounder, Cliff Curtis, Kate Winslet, Giovanni Ribisi, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang.