Following the groundbreaking release of “Avatar” in 2009, James Cameron’s epic sci-fi franchise about a humanoid species called the Na’vi is finally back with the first of several sequels.
After a 13-year gap, the saga will pick up with “Avatar: The Way of Water” in December before continuing on with what are currently being dubbed “Avatar 3”, “Avatar 4” and “Avatar 5” in 2024, 2026 and 2028, respectively.
Stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver and others look back on the original while teasing what’s to come as “The Way of Water” picks up on their story over a decade later. “It’s been about 10 years,” Weaver tells ET of the time she’s committed to the franchise since starring in the first one. “And then, in the meantime, Jim Cameron has written four amazing stories about what is now a family, the Sully family.
And so, the stakes are higher. There are more amazing characters. And, of course, a whole new world underwater to experience.” READ MORE: 'Avatar: The Way of Water': See First Teaser from Long-Awaited Sequel “Avatar” The original film, which starred Worthington as a former disabled soldier named Jake Sully, Saldaña as Na’vi clan member Neytiri, Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch, the leader of the human forces colonizing the planet Pandora, and Giovanni Ribisi as corporate administrator Parker Selfridge, was set in 2154 during a time when humans turned to mining various planets to replenish Earth’s depleted resources.Read more on etcanada.com