Avatar: The Way of Water

Avatar: The Way of Water
  • 2022
  • US
  • 3h 12min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Cameron
  • Cast: Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington, Cliff Curtis, Oona Chaplin, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore
  • UK release: 16 December 2022

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Avatar: The Way of Water

The first in a series of four planned sequels to the highest grossing film of all time. The oceans of alien planet Pandora are the setting for the continued romance between human Jake and alien being Neytiri.

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James Cameron feared Avatar sequel wouldn't be relevant

21 Sep 2022

Film gossip

James Cameron was concerned that 'Avatar: The Way of Water' wouldn't be relevant over a decade after the original film was released. The 68-year-old director has helmed the long-awaited sequel to his 2009 sci-fi epic 'Avatar', which is set to be…

James Cameron fears Avatar sequel will flop at the box office

5 Jul 2022

Film gossip

James Cameron is unsure that 'Avatar: The Way of Water' will succeed at the box office. The 67-year-old filmmaker has helmed the long-awaited sequel to the 2009 sci-fi epic – the highest-grossing film of all time – but says there are no guarantees it…

James Cameron may not direct Avatar 4 and 5

5 Jul 2022

Film gossip

James Cameron may not direct 'Avatar 4 and 5'. The 67-year-old filmmaker has completed filming on 'Avatar: The Way of Water' and 'Avatar 3' – which will be released in December 2022 and December 2024 respectively – and though two further films in the…

Kate Winslet says working with James Cameron again on Avatar was very different to Titanic

1 Jul 2022

Film gossip

Kate Winslet says working with 'Titanic' director James Cameron on his new 'Avatar' sequel was a "totally different" experience as they have both changed so much. The actress starred in James' 1997 epic about the doomed ship and she has reunited with…

Zoe Saldana nervous about Avatar sequel

4 May 2022

Film gossip

Zoe Saldana is nervous about the release of the 'Avatar' sequel. The 43-year-old actress will reprise the role of Neytiri in the forthcoming sci-fi epic 'Avatar: The Way of Water' and admits that is "nerve-wracking" that James Cameron's long-awaited…

Sam Worthington teases 'mind-blowing' Avatar sequel

29 Apr 2022

Film gossip

Sam Worthington says 'Avatar: The Way of Water' will be "mind-blowing and marvellous". The hotly-anticipated sequel is to be released on December 16 – 13 years after the first movie, 'Avatar', dropped – and Worthington, who plays former human Jake Sully…

Avatar 2 title unveiled by Disney

28 Apr 2022

Film gossip

The title of the first 'Avatar' sequel has been unveiled. Walt Disney Studios confirmed that 'Avatar: The Way of Water' will be released in cinemas on December 16 at the CinemaCon event at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace on Wednesday (27.04.22). A synopsis…

Zoe Saldana: Avatar 2 made me cry

17 Mar 2022

Film gossip

Zoe Saldana was "moved to tears" after watching a brief clip of 'Avatar 2'. The 43-year-old actress is to reprise her role as Neytiri in James Cameron's long-awaited sci-fi sequel and admits that even seeing some of the movie made her very emotional.

James Cameron lived in rainforest 'for a few days' while making Avatar 2

17 Dec 2021

Film gossip

James Cameron and the 'Avatar 2' cast lived in a rainforest "for a few days" while making the movie. The 67-year-old director headed to Kauai, Hawaii's fourth largest island, to get a real feel of the rainforest by cooking in underground fire pits and…

James Cameron says Avatar 2 needs to make money

15 Dec 2021

Film gossip

James Cameron says 'Avatar 2' needs to "make a lot of money". The 67-year-old filmmaker has opened up on the highly anticipated follow-up to his 2009 blockbuster – which is set to hit cinemas 2022 – and he admitted there is a lot of pressure on big…

Michelle Yeoh joined Avatar 2 to work with James Cameron

16 Jul 2021

Film gossip

Michelle Yeoh joined 'Avatar 2' as he was desperate to work with director James Cameron. The 58-year-old actress will play Dr. Karina Mogue in the upcoming sci-fi sequels and admits that she is privileged to be working alongside the 'Titanic' director.

Kate Winslet thought she'd died underwater

22 Feb 2021

Film gossip

Kate Winslet thought she “died” making ‘Avatar 2’. The 45-year-old actress learned to freedive for the film – in which she will play Ronal – and has broken Tom Cruise’s film record by holding her breath under water for seven minutes and 14 seconds.

Sigourney Weaver had 'concerns' about underwater scenes in Avatar 2

20 Oct 2020

Film gossip

Sigourney Weaver has admitted she had "some concerns" about the underwater filming for 'Avatar 2'. The 71-year-old actress – who played Dr. Augustine in the first movie – is returning for the long-awaited sequel to James Cameron's sci-fi epic and…

James Cameron: Avatar 3 filming is nearly complete

28 Sep 2020

Film gossip

James Cameron says filming on 'Avatar 2' is complete and 'Avatar 3' is "95 per cent" finished. The 66-year-old filmmaker lost around "four-and-a-half months of production" due to the coronavirus pandemic, but he has resumed shooting on the third film in…

Avatar 2 and Top Gun: Maverick among films delayed again

24 Jul 2020

Film gossip

A number of films have been delayed again because of the coronavirus pandemic. Disney has pushed back the release of the upcoming 'Avatar 2' and 'Star Wars' movies to 2022 and 2023 respectively, while the live-action adaptation of 'Mulan' has been…

James Cameron in awe of Avatar 2 visuals

23 Jul 2020

Film gossip

James Cameron is in awe of how good 'Avatar 2' looks. The legendary filmmaker is overseeing the long-awaited sequel to his sci-fi epic and admits he has been blown away by the visuals that he's seen on the project. Speaking to the Toronto Sun newspaper…

Avatar resumes production in New Zealand

16 Jun 2020

Film gossip

'Avatar' has resumed production in New Zealand. The film's producer Jon Landau posted a photograph from the set at Stone Street Studios, Wellington to show they were back in production following the coronavirus pandemic. He wrote on Instagram: "Used my…

David Thewlis is not in Avatar 2

4 Jun 2020

Film gossip

David Thewlis is not in 'Avatar 2'. The 'Harry Potter' star has signed up to appear in the sequels in the sci-fi franchise, but clarified that he will not make an appearance in the upcoming movie. In an interview with Collider, David said: "Well…

Jon Landau teases Avatar 2 plot details

28 May 2020

Film gossip

Jon Landau has revealed 'Avatar 2' will focus on the Sully family. The 59-year-old producer has revealed that Jake and Neytiri, played by Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana respectively, will be forced to protect their family in James Cameron's sci-fi…

Avatar franchise to resume production next week

22 May 2020

Film gossip

The 'Avatar' movies are set to resume production next week. Filming was due to start in New Zealand in March but it was put on hold due to the Covid-19 lockdown and producer Jon Landau is confident that production for 'Avatar 2' and the other movies in…

James Cameron gives Avatar 2 update

12 May 2020

Film gossip

James Cameron is confident 'Avatar 2' will still be released in December 2021. The 65-year-old filmmaker has opened up about delays to the production of the highly anticipated sequel – and other planned movies in the franchise – amid the coronavirus…

Jemaine Clement joins Avatar franchise

16 May 2019

Film gossip

Jemaine Clement has joined the 'Avatar' franchise. The 45-year-old comedian-and-actor is set to feature in the new instalment of James Cameron's sci-fi franchise as a marine biologist named Dr. Ian Garvin alongside other new cast members Kate Winslet…

Disney delays Avatar 2

8 May 2019

Film gossip

Disney has delayed 'Avatar 2' – but has lined up three new 'Star Wars' films. The new instalment of James Cameron's sci-fi franchise was meant to hit cinema screens at the end of this year, but the movie giant has decided to push back the release by…

Vin Diesel hints he's joined the Avatar sequels

5 Apr 2019

Film gossip

Vin Diesel has teased that he has joined the 'Avatar' sequels. The 51-year-old actor has seemingly let slip that he will be working with James Cameron on the new instalments of his sci-fi franchise after he shared a video on Instagram of himself and the…

James Cameron spills that argument will be key to Avatar 2

19 Feb 2019

Film gossip

James Cameron has revealed the first 'Avatar' sequel takes place years after the original movie. The 64-year-old director has detailed a scene in the upcoming sci-fi film which is set at least eight years after the first sci-fi blockbuster, which takes…

Chris Evans and Channing Tatum auditioned for Avatar

19 Feb 2019

Film gossip

Chris Evans and Channing Tatum were almost cast as Jake Sully in 'Avatar'. James Cameron, the director of the 2009 sci-fi blockbuster, has revealed that Sam Worthington had competition from the two huge stars for the lead part, but the relatively…

Edie Falco joins James Cameron's Avatar sequels

7 Feb 2019

Film gossip

Edie Falco has joined the 'Avatar' franchise. The 55-year-old actress is set to star in James Cameron's four upcoming sequels to the hugely successful 2009 sci-fi movie as General Ardmore. Although plot details are being kept under wraps, 'The Sopranos…

David Thewlis confirms he's in all Avatar sequels

7 Feb 2018

Film gossip

David Thewlis has confirmed he is in the upcoming 'Avatar' sequels. The 54-year-old actor - who is best known for playing Professor Lupin in the 'Harry Potter' franchise - has joined the cast of all of James Cameron's highly anticipated sequels, and…

James Cameron's Avatar sequels have to be hits

17 Jan 2018

Film gossip

James Cameron admits his 'Avatar' sequels need to be successful due to the budget he has spent. The Academy Award-winning director helmed the hugely successful original sci-fi movie in 2009, but ahead of the release of the second installment in 2020…

James Cameron casts doubt on future of Avatar franchise

28 Nov 2017

Film gossip

James Cameron admits there's no guarantees that the fourth and fifth 'Avatar' movies will ever come to fruition. The Academy Award-winning director helmed the hugely successful original movie in 2009, but ahead of the release of the second sci-fi film…

Kate Winslet demanded to do all the water work in Avatar sequels

27 Nov 2017

Film gossip

James Cameron has revealed Kate Winslet demanded doing all "her own water work" in 'Avatar 2'. The 42-year-old actress first collaborated with director Cameron on the 1997 multi-Oscar winning disaster movie 'Titanic', and in October, Winslet was…

James Cameron: 'Avatar 2' still in test stages

22 Nov 2017

Film gossip

James Cameron has admitted shooting for 'Avatar 2' is still only in the test stages. The hotly anticipated sequel to the Oscar-winning 2009 fantasy film has already had its release date pushed back several times due to the challenges of shooting motion…

Giovanni Ribisi to return to Avatar sequels

16 Oct 2017

Film gossip

Giovanni Ribisi has been confirmed to be returning to all four 'Avatar' sequels. The 42-year-old actor starred as Parker Selfridge, the head of RDA, in the 2009 James Cameron movie and was revealed to be reprising his role in the highly anticipated four…

Kate Winslet joins Avatar universe

4 Oct 2017

Film gossip

Kate Winslet has joined the cast of the 'Avatar' sequels. The 41-year-old British actress first collaborated with director James Cameron on the 1997 multi-Oscar winning disaster movie 'Titanic', and now Winslet is reuniting with Cameron to be part of…

Stephen Lang reprises villain role in Avatar sequels

9 Aug 2017

Film gossip

Stephen Lang will be the main villain in all four 'Avatar' sequels. The 64-year-old actor starred as Colonel Miles Quaritch in the 2009 hit movie and despite his demise at the end of the film, director and creator of the franchise James Cameron has…

Weta Digital start work on visual effects on Avatar 2

31 Jul 2017

Film gossip

Weta Digital has started working on the visual effects for 'Avatar 2'. James Cameron's hotly anticipated follow-ups to the 2009 fantasy film have been repeatedly delayed but now Variety revealed the digital company has started work on the visual effects…

Oona Chaplin cast in Avatar sequels

21 Jun 2017

Film gossip

Oona Chaplin has been cast in 'Avatar' sequels. The 'Game of Thrones' actress will play Varang, who is described as a strong, vibrant central character and is set to appear in all four upcoming sequels. Oona, 31, will be work alongside a host of…

James Cameron defends 11 year sequel gap

30 May 2017

Film gossip

James Cameron has defended the 11 year gap between the first 'Avatar' movie and the upcoming sequels. The 62-year-old filmmaker recently announced that the "concurrent production on four sequels" had begun and the first movie will be released in 2020…

Cliff Curtis joins Avatar sequels

9 May 2017

Film gossip

Cliff Curtis is to star in all four of the 'Avatar' sequels. The 'Walking Dead' actor will play Tonowari, the leader of the Metkayina, the reef people clan, in the James Cameron-directed movies - all of which are poised to take place under water. Cliff…

Avatar sequel to begin shooting later this year

4 Apr 2017

Film gossip

The sequel to 'Avatar' is to begin shooting later this year, according to Sigourney Weaver. The 67-year-old actress, who starred in the James Cameron-directed original in 2009, has revealed preparations have already started to make the much-anticipated…

Sigourney Weaver teases 'amazing' Avatar scripts

2 Dec 2016

Film gossip

Sigourney Weaver says the scripts for the 'Avatar' sequel are "more amazing" than the first film. The 67-year-old actress, who plays Dr. Grace Augustine in the sci-fi blockbuster, says director James Cameron has been able to let go and really experiment…

James Cameron teases Avatar plot

8 Sep 2016

Film gossip

The 'Avatar' sequels will be "more of a family saga". James Cameron is currently working on hotly anticipated sequels to the 2009 fantasy film and has revealed a few details about what fans can expect in the upcoming movies. He said: "The storyline in…

James Cameron to film 4 Avatar sequels concurrently

19 Apr 2016

Film gossip

James Cameron is to shoot all four 'Avatar' sequels concurrently - "like doing all three 'Godfather' films at the same time". The director - who helmed the original 2009 motion picture - is taking on the challenging project for the upcoming quartet of…

Avatar to get four sequels

15 Apr 2016

Film gossip

'Avatar' is set to get four sequels by 2023. Filmmaker James Cameron had initially planned to create three more flicks following the success of the first in 2009, but has now decided to add another to the mix because he felt the storyline was too strong…

Avatar 2 won't be ready for Christmas 2017

22 Jan 2016

Film gossip

James Cameron's 'Avatar 2' won't be ready for Christmas 2017. The long-awaited sequel to 'Avatar' was due to take on 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' for a Christmas box office battle next year, but now industry insiders have revealed that the film has been…

Avatar 2 for Christmas 2017 release

23 Dec 2015

Film gossip

'Avatar 2' is set for a Christmas 2017 release date. The director has confirmed that his eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2009's 'Avatar' has a tentative release date but right now his main concern is completing them. He told the Montreal Gazette…

James Cameron's Avatar update

14 Dec 2015

Film gossip

James Cameron is "just refining" the scripts for the 'Avatar' sequels. The director of the highly-anticipated films, which are expected to start hitting cinemas in 2017, has revealed he is close to finishing the script and design process for the sequels…

Avatar sequels could feature cutting-edge 3D technology

16 Sep 2014

Film gossip

The 'Avatar' sequels could use Douglas Trumbull's new system for 4K 3D at 120 frames per second. Trumbull has confirmed the news in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, in which he revealed that James Cameron - who wrote and directed the original…

Zoe Saldana: Avatar sequels will take 8-9 months

25 Jul 2014

Film gossip

Zoe Saldana says she'll be working on the 'Avatar' sequels for "at least eight or nine months". The 'Colombiana' actress - who is pregnant with twins with her husband Marco Perego - has revealed that the upcoming follow-ups to the 2009 blockbuster will…

Sigourney Weaver signs up for Avatar sequels

10 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Sigourney Weaver has signed up for the three 'Avatar' sequels. The 64-year-old actress is set to reunite with director James Cameron on his follow-up movies to the 2009 blockbuster, which became the highest grossing movie of all time. However, it seems…

Avatar: Three sequels filmed in New Zealand

16 Dec 2013

Film gossip

James Cameron will shoot three sequels to sci-fi blockbuster 'Avatar' in New Zealand. The 'Titanic' director announced the filming plans alongside New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key in Wellington today (16.12.13). The films, which will be made by…

Stephen Lang will return for 'Avatar' sequel

23 Oct 2013

Film gossip

Stephen Lang is to return for the 'Avatar' sequel. The 61-year-old actor's character Colonel Miles Quaritch was killed when Zoe Saldana's alter ego Neytiri shot him twice through the chest with her father's bow in the 2009 hit film, however director…

Arnold Schwarzenegger turns villain for Avatar 2

17 Sep 2013

Film gossip

Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly set to play the villain in 'Avatar 2'. The veteran action star has landed the role of the "bad guy human general" in James Cameron's hugely-awaited fantasy follow-up, Latino-Review.com is claiming. This would prove a…

Avatar sequel to be set underwater

8 Apr 2013

Film gossip

The 'Avatar' sequel will feature underwater scenes. The follow-up to James Cameron's 2009 epic fantasy adventure is going to be partly set in planet Pandora's deep oceans in a bid to make the film even more visually arresting, according to producer Jon…

James Cameron working on Avatar 2

30 Nov 2012

Film gossip

James Cameron will begin filming 'Avatar 2' next year. The Oscar-winning director has revealed he is working on the scripts for the second movie in the franchise, as well as the third, and wants to start shooting 'Avatar 2' by the end of 2013. He said…

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