Over a decade after the release of the original film, the first Avatar the sequel finally hits theaters next month. Disney also declared November 21st to be Avatar Day, and they’re celebrating by releasing the final trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water during ESPN’s Monday Night Football. You can watch the breathtaking final trailer above!
Although expectation of Avatar: The Way of Water is definitely on the rise, the film will have to do very well at the box office to justify its existence. Director James Cameron would not elaborate on the official budget of the film, only telling GQ that it wasvery piss expensive” and would have to be the third or fourth highest grossing film in history to break even. That would mean that Avatar the sequel was set to gross just over $2 billion, something only five films have done before. Good luck.
The debut of the last trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water isn’t the only way Disney is promoting Avatar Day. With celebrations around the globe, Disney has turned the famous canals of Venice blue with a projection on the water and buildings; transformed the Bondi Beach Icebergs Pool in Sydney into a bird’s-eye billboard for the film; and will illuminate 40 digital screens in New York City’s Times Square to create an immersive 3D experience of Pandora’s breathtaking underwater world. They’ve also partnered with Snapchat to create an augmented reality lens that can turn you into a Na’vi, and with Amazon to bring the sights and sounds of Pandora to their Echo devices. You can also have Alexa help you learn to speak Na’vi by simply saying, “Alexa, teach me Na’vi.” The original 2009 film has also returned to Disney+ and is available to stream.
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 children), the problems that follow them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the struggles they fight to stay alive and the tragedies they exposed to. Avatar: The Way of Water coming to the cinema December 16.