The reactions to the first images of Avatar: The Way of Water

The reactions to the first images of Avatar: The Way of Water

The reactions to the first images of Avatar

James Cameron's new effort, which will be the sequel to the blockbuster film released in 2009, will be titled Avatar: The Way of Water. This second chapter was supposed to make its debut in 2019, but the huge production effort put in place by the director especially at a technical level and - as the title suggests - also due to the great difficulties of underwater shooting, delayed by several years. Now, however, we are almost there and the film is scheduled for release on December 21, 2022, although Cameron is still in Australia to take care of the last details of post-production. A few months later, the very first images were unveiled at the CinemaCon in Las Vegas, garnering great enthusiasm from the public.

According to what was reported by those present, in fact, in a special room of the Ceasars Palace they were equipped with 3D glasses and shown a few minutes of the film, almost completely without dialogue. The spectators were immersed in the different regions of the world of Pandora, the alien planet where the story is set, with particular attention to the blue surfaces that cover it, such as seas and lakes. In the images, then, the local Na'vi population could be seen interacting with creatures that resembled whales or pelicans, some of which were created precisely to “exit” the screen in the direction of the spectators. The first reactions to this shot particularly appreciated the visual aspect and the great effort of realism.

This new adventure, set ten years after the events of the first film, begins by telling the story of the Sully family, the one made up of Jake (Sam Worthington), Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) and their children, who must cover great distances, together with the tribe that follows them, to find a new place to settle in safety. “I only know one thing”, says Worthington's character to Saldana's in the scenes shown: “Wherever we go, family is my fortress”. The trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water will be shown to the general public around the world starting May 6, when it opens the screenings of another major Disney title, Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness.

Since several years have passed since the release of the original film, there was some suspicion that interest in this sci-fi saga had gradually waned, yet during the pandemic the re-release of Avatar in theaters collected 2 , 8 billion dollars worldwide, confirming however the curiosity for the world of Pandora. Cameron reaffirmed his confidence in this futuristic film project, and made it known that the new film "is conceived for the largest screens and for the most immersive 3D available" and that "the will is to test the limits of what cinema can do ". Three more sequels are slated for release in 2024, 2026 and 2028, again in December.

We Saw 15 Minutes of SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE and Here's Our Reaction - CinemaCon 2022

During the big Sony Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2022, producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller came out and showed us the first 15 minutes of Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, and it was pretty freakin’ awesome! Get ready, because this upcoming film is going to blow fans away! If you enjoyed the first movie, you’re not going to want to miss this sequel.

We previously shared some details on the upcoming two Spider-Verse films here and here. But, we wanted to share our reaction video and talk about the footage that we saw! We shot this right after the presentation ended.

The movie is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Kemp Powers (Soul), and Justin K. Thompson (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse). Phil Lord and Chris Miller also co-wrote the screenplay alongside David Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Tend Rings).

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse is set to be released on June 2nd, 2023, and Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse is going to be released on March 29th, 2024.

We hope you enjoy our silly video!