Avatar: The Way of Water is finally complete after six long years. Avatar 2 producer Jon Landau, who worked on the 2009 original film, confirmed via Twitter that the sequel’s “final mixing and mastering” has just been completed. The second “Avatar” movie will finish post-production three weeks before its worldwide release, including in China, on Dec. 16. Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”) reacted to the news, calling Avatar 2 an “astonishing achievement” “full of magnificence.” sights and emotions”. Apparently, the director was one of the first to see the film, making this the first official review of Avatar: Way of Water. If you can call it that.
In addition to Avatar, Landau also collaborated with director James Cameron on the 1997 Titanic, both films went on to become the highest-grossing films of all time. Released 13 years ago, Avatar broke new ground in Hollywood with its stunning visual effects, welcoming audiences to the immersive world of Pandora. The film grossed $2.9 billion (Rs 23,600 crore) — it was recently re-released — and won three Academy Awards for Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography. Apparently, there’s still a lot to look forward to in its sequel, Avatar: Way of Water, and even Cameron expressed concern about profits.
A stunning achievement – Avatar II is packed with majestic vistas and emotions on an epic scale. A master at the height of his powers… https://t.co/tG6I16JlhM
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) November 24, 2022
Earlier this week, he noted in an interview with GQ magazine that the film was so expensive to make that it represented “the worst business case in the history of cinema.” For it to be profitable, he said, “you have to be the third or fourth highest-grossing movie in history. That’s your threshold. That’s your break-even.” End the Avatar series in case The Way of Water doesn’t do well. In November 2018, the main cast of Avatar 3 completed filming, reportedly subtitled The Seed Bearer. Producer Landau pointed out in an interview with Variety that the first act of “Avatar 4” has also been filmed.
Earlier this week, pre-sales for Cameron’s highly anticipated sequel began on BookMyShow and Paytm in India, as well as on the official websites of major cinemas. Disney-owned 20th Century Studios also claimed that “Avatar: The Way of Water” will run 24-hour screenings in select theaters, with premieres starting at 12 midnight. The studio also released the final Avatar 2 trailer ahead of launch, which sees Jake Sully’s (Sam Worthington) family allying themselves with the coastal Metkayina clan and forming a bond with aquatic creatures to travel across.
The sequel is set more than a decade after the original film and brings back familiar faces, including Zoe Saldana as wife Neytiri, Sigourney Weaver as Kiri, Dee Lip Rao, Stephen Lang and CCH Pound. New members of Avatar: Way of Water include Kate Winslet, Clive Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell, Michelle Yeoh, Jermaine Clement, Oona Chaplin, Vin Diesel and CJ Jones.
Avatar: The Way of Water opens in theaters worldwide on December 16. In India, the film received additional dubbing in Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu.