We don Na’vi blue and go over five main reasons why we want to see ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’, the return of James Cameron to Pandorathe universe he created in the successful ‘Avatar‘ (2009), the film with which, again, he broke the box office.
The truth is that it has been expected. While the mouse house rearranges its calendar over and over again to marry its premieres in the best possible way, Disney+ with the arrivals of its franchises, sagas and different purchases, at 20th Century Studios they have more than ready the titanic return to Pandora. The images of the filming have been putting long teeth to the enthusiastic fan patients of the first installment, a fandom that has been waiting for more than a decade for its world of eternal lianas, fluorescent bugs and immense oceans to expand but that, now, they have almost at hand.
The release date of ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water‘ will be on December 16, 2022. As confirmed by 20th Century Studios in early 2022, the date remains intact and there will be no further delays. In addition, for those who wanted to return to the saga ahead of time, the original adventure was re-released in theaters on September 30, once again leading the box office in our country thirteen years after its theatrical release and with a good surprise: the revival of ‘Avatar’ featured post-credit scenes from ‘The Sense of Water’.
In ‘Avatar 2’ Sam Worthington will return as Jake Sully. Who was also the protagonist of the first ‘Avatar’ revealed in a recent interview with Empire Magazine how difficult it was to film submerged in water: “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. You’re dealing with the restrictions of free diving, the limitations of underwater motion capture, and you’re trying to maintain an emotional journey while innately struggling with the fear of dying.”. Together with him they also return Zoe Saldana as Neytiri; Stephen Lang as General Miles Quaritch and Sigourney Weaver as Dr. Grace Augustine… although the latter is not entirely clear, since Weaver stated that he would play a new character, and that he would evolve throughout the sequels.
We have to wait until December 16 to find out if it lives up to expectations and, if everything goes well, fans can then get their fill of ‘Avatar 3’ (2024), ‘Avatar 4’ (2026) and ‘Avatar 5’ (2028). While all this is happening, and in addition to reminding you 25 science fiction and fantasy movies to disconnect from the worldwe give you some clues about why you should sign up for the premiere of ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’.
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We are talking about the direct sequel to the film that has collected the most in the history of cinema. Spot. With 2,923 million dollars, it has been close to becoming the first film to exceed 3,000 million and leads the list of the only 5 that have exceeded 2000: ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Titanic’, ‘Star Wars: Awakening of the Force’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’.
As fans of inflation adjustments will remind us, these are cold numbers but, If we take into account the changes in the value of the tickets and we focus only on tickets sold, ‘Avatar’ only goes down one positionbeing surpassed only by ‘Gone with the Wind’ (Victor Fleming, 1939) and placing just above ‘Star Wars’ (George Lucas, 1977).
Thirteen years have passed since its premiere, long enough to recover from the depletion of the Na’vi tide and not fear worse results. This makes ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ the great premiere this Christmas. Even if it is only for the turra that you are going to receive, it is better to see it.
Kate Winslet, diver
Among the new signings, the one that stands out the most is Kate Winslet who will play Ronal, a fierce Na’vi warrior. “She’s deeply loyal and a fearless leader,” says Winslet. “She is strong, a warrior. Even in the face of grave danger, and with an unborn baby on board, she joins her people and fights for what she holds most dear. Her family and her home.” .
“Jim (Cameron) and I are totally different people now than we were 26 years ago,” he says. “He’s calmer, and I’m definitely more hyper now.“.
The actress has taken filming really seriously, including underwater scenes with which he has broke Tom Cruise’s record in ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ (Christopher McQuarrie, 2015) in which he was in apnea for six minutes. “Seven minutes and 14 seconds, baby“, the interpreter boasts of the brand. “The most surprising thing for me, as a middle-aged woman, was learning something not only new, but superhuman.”
Much of his filming ended last 2019But this is not a simple movie. James Cameron wants to surprise us and, for this, has not hesitated to bet on the latest in underwater technology.
If in his first ‘Avatar’ he used the latest technology -3D, immersive CGI and motion capture effects – to conquer the most skeptical, now the sector has evolved and Cameron wants to continue innovating with the most avant-garde audiovisual inventions to to outdo himself again and offer scenes with water never seen before.
Shot in 4K with exclusive Sony CineAlta VENICE 3Dfans of filming will not only enjoy the promising results, but also each and every promotional clip about the process and its long-awaited “making of”.
lang my favorite villain
“He’s bigger, he’s bluer and he’s pissed off” explains Stephen Lang about Quaritch’s return as an avatar clone. “Possibly include a little more humility. When you take two Na’vi arrows to the chest, that’s going to have some sort of effect on you.”
Stephen Lang knew how to give James Cameron’s film the caricatural bearing necessary to act as the antagonist of the story but, from what he himself tells, he may surprise more than one in ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ and its sequels. “It’s very satisfying to know that the character was valued enough and made the necessary impression for James Cameron to say: ‘we’re not done with him yet’”, commented the interpreter. “It was a wonderful thing for me. Really, my job is to champion the role I’m playing, so it’s satisfying to have a lot more time to discover Quaritch, discover what motivates him, talk about him, and hopefully challenge people’s expectations of the character to create new ones. Now I’m working with a much larger canvas than the first Avatar, and it keeps me in touch with James Cameron to get down in the mire and examine the character in detail. That, to me, is absolutely satisfying and challenging.”
James Cameron, nothing more to add
We are talking about James Cameron, the guy who has broken all world box office records twice, first with ‘Titanic’ (1997) and then with ‘Avatar’ (2009).
But if you’re one of those who prefers to forget the mainstream, let’s remember that this ex-truck driver who made his film debut in 1981 with ‘Piranha II: The Vampires of the Sea’, later gave us 5 consecutive instant classics: ‘Terminator’ (1984), ‘Aliens: The Return’ (1986), ‘Abyss’ (1989), ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ (1991) and ‘Risk Lies’ (1994).
Five titles that are well worth an entry for whatever I do afterward, no matter how much we don’t trust the haughty blue creatures that ride winged steeds.
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