The final stage of Avatar: The Way of Water’s development is officially over after a nearly six-year trip, and the sequel is now unquestionably on schedule to debut in theatres throughout the world. According to renowned producer Jon Landau, who also produced the 2009 version of the movie, the movie’s post-production, which began in 2020, shortly after filming was over, has now been completed.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Landau shared a picture of the enormous post-production crew for the movie, all of whom are shown beaming with pride and pumping their fists in celebration of their well-earned accomplishments. James Cameron, the director, is shown holding up a massive bottle of champagne on what is obviously a very happy occasion for everyone concerned. Landau captioned the image, “Congratulations to the entire Avatar: The Way of Water family.” We finished our final mix and image mastering yesterday, and I took this photo of our post-finishing crew. I appreciate all you did to make this movie possible.
The crew’s dedication was also recognized by Cameron’s close friend and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Cabinet of Curiosities). Del Toro praised the sequel in his response to Landau’s tweet, calling it “a magnificent effort, filled with “epic, epic-scale emotions and stunning vistas.” a maestro at the pinnacle of his powers.
Avatar created Hollywood history when it was released almost 13 years ago because of its innovative use of technology, especially 3D, which provided spectators with a very immersive and magnificent experience. Three Academy Awards were given to Cameron for his outstanding portrayal of the tranquil exoplanetary moon of Pandora, including one for best cinematography. With The Way of Water has a much higher production budget and taking longer to make, expectations are high for what it will offer given that the first film undoubtedly set the bar for the sequels.
When the movie premieres in theatres on December 16, we are all excited to fully immerse ourselves in Pandora’s world. The experience has been promised in a number of trailers and behind-the-scenes videos, and it will be worth the wait. The story will begin in The Way of Water, ten years after the events of Avatar, and will investigate family relationships as they deal with an approaching struggle that once again puts their lives in danger. As parents now, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) must employ their parental instincts to protect their ancestry and ultimately triumph over the relentless enemy.
The Way of Water has a number of recurring characters, including Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, CCH Pounder, and Dileep Rao. The Metkayina, a new tribe featured in the movie who reside on the reef, will be a new character, bringing the number of well-known performers in the cast to include Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Oona Chaplin, Vin Diesel, and others. It will be difficult for the film to match the box-office success of its predecessor, but Cameron and his team are having a great time. The movie is the most anxiously anticipated among Gen Zs, according to a Fandango study, in addition to obtaining the highly desired Chinese release.