New pictures of Avatar 2, now titled The Way of Water, have been leaked on social media. The trailer will be available exclusively in theaters for a week before the Multiverses of Madness session.
Return to Pandora. Thirteen years later, on December 14, 2022, audiences are invited to see Navis in theaters.
The first films of Avatar 2 were released during the Cinemacon Festival, the most important conference of film production companies. Following Disney’s acquisition of Fox in 2019, now produced by Disney, “The Way of Water” (or “La Voy de L’Eu”) is sifting through many art and technology promises. Let’s check in.
What does it say?
The events of the first film are the story that takes place ten years later. Jack Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neidri (Zo Saldana) became parents. When the Resource Development Administration, a dangerous NGO, returns to Pandora, their beautiful lives close to nature are threatened. Forced to leave their natural habitat, Jake and his family go to the rocks, where they hope to find refuge. But they meet a clan, the Medcaina, which is different from their customs.
Director James Cameron has always had a clear idea of where the Avatar sequels should go. Already in 2010, he told the press Eagle “Part of my goal in the second film is to create a different environment within Pandora.” Exit the sprawling trees and lush forests, the place with the beaches and sea decorations. “It’s a generational family story. And it’s very different from the first film.” Added Filmmaker in 2018.
What technological advancement?
One of Avatar’s achievements was pushing the cinematic special effects limits. Thirteen years later, it is clear that the outcome is still certain. Following this, visual effects technicians and artisans took another step forward with underwater scenes.
An avid fan of underwater exploration (from the Titanic’s introductory sequence to the documentary Ghosts of the Titanic shot at a depth of 4,000 meters), James Cameron has succeeded in processing scenes with capture (a technique that allows movements and facial recording). Expressions of an actor, to reproduce them by computer) underwater. Unprecedented achievement. “The problem with water is not the underwater area, but the interface between air and water, which creates a moving glass. Basically, every time you add water to a problem, it gets ten times harder,” he told Collider in 2017.
In terms of design and digital work, the Canadian director wanted to confirm the audience’s expectations: “Once again we have decided to push the limits of what cinema can do”. Tony Chambers of Disney said, “I assure you that the waiting time is very valuable.”
Upcoming broadcast formats and sequels
John Fitzgerald, director of the National Association of Theater Owners in the United States, has announced that Avatar: The Way of Water will be the “highest-grossing” film in cinematic history. In addition to 2D or 3D projections, the film should be released in all possible technical formats: Imax, 4DX, Screen X or other formats not yet available in France, namely Premium Large Format. Avatar is expected to be released in “high resolution”, 4K, 8K and beyond, as well as many other audio formats. It has also been announced that it will be translated into more than 160 languages.
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Finally, this sequence can renew interest in “high frames per second”, which is many frames per second higher than 24 traditional celluloids. The Hobbit trilogy attempted a limited release at 48 frames per second, not without some hostility from film experts. In 2019, the Gemini Man movie starring Will Smith was released in HFR 3D +, increasing its format to 120 frames per second.
Exclusive trailer for theaters next week
The first trailer was released on Wednesday, April 27th at CinemaCon. Described as almost devoid of dialogue, it reveals the context of the film and some of the character interactions. Although no picture of this short presentation has been revealed to the public, some projects have been leaked on social networks. They show the characters of Jake and Neighbor and the underwater scene.
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You do not have to be impatient to find this trailer, as it will be screened exclusively in cinemas before each screening of Dr. Strange in the Multiverses of Madness, which will be released on Wednesday, May 4th. It will be in theaters for a week before it is released on social media. It is enough to encourage the fans of the first film to go to the cinema.
Since its release in 2009, Avatar has grossed over $ 2.8 billion at the world box office, making it the highest grossing film in film history, excluding inflation. To serve as a reminder before releasing its sequel, the first will be released in September 2022.
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