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Brand New Look at ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

The highly anticipated Avatar: The Way of Water, set for a December 16 release made an appearance at D23.

During the presentation at the D23 Expo, 20th Century Studios dropped a significant surprise. They revealed several clips from the Avatar sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, the second installment of the James Cameron epic sci-fi franchise. After the Marvel and Lucasfilm panels ended, 20th Century Studios took to the stage and blew the audience away.

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Kate Winslet as Ronal, a leader of the Na’vi/Empire Magazine

The clips were in 3D and were shown to attendees on two screens in the main Anaheim Convention Center room. Audiences also got the chance to see a new trailer. Per journalist Ashley Carter, the director, James Cameron, joined in from New Zealand via video chat, and the cast came to D23 Expo live.

Cameron reportedly told the crowd that he was finishing the film and working in the middle of a “pretty hectic” five-year production cycle on the series’ second, third, and fourth installments.

He said, “It’s going great, and the stuff coming in from Weta is looking spectacular,” Cameron told the crowd. “I’m super excited to be finally finishing up movie 2. I know everyone’s been waiting a long time. Hopefully, we’ll show something today, and you can decide if it’s been worth it.”

Carter also shared some photos of the 3D glasses that were handed out to the audience, adding:

The audience at #D23Expo2022 got an exclusive sneak peek at Avatar The Way of Water. 3D glasses were handed out and we were shown a few clips from the film. The footage, especially the underwater scenes, was gorgeous.

Check out some of the artwork shared by the official D23 account on the social media platform Twitter:

From a further update, we also know that the scenes were from different parts of the film.

One scene showed the Na’vi swimming underwater. Another is a youngster saying he wants to be different than his father. Additionally, there were scenes of some kind of hostage situation, with combat in the woods at night. Another moment showed an emotional conversation between Sam Worthington’s and Zoe Saldana’s characters. A tribal leader all told a younger Na’vi that war is bad.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to keep you updated on the latest news from D23.

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