(CNN)The Na'vi are backmost successful the astir wordless trailer for "Avatar: The Way of Water." And based connected the caller footage, we tin expect the lithe bluish people to combat broadside by broadside (or against) humans for the information of their vibrant world.
"Way of Water" is the long-awaited sequel to James Cameron's groundbreaking epic. It volition premiere successful December, 13 years aft "Avatar" became a historical hit.
The teaser explores much of the fictional Pandora than viewers saw successful the archetypal film, though its superb blues and bioluminescence remain. At the extremity of the clip, Sam Worthington, who portrayed protagonist Jake successful the archetypal film, cryptically assures his distressed partner, played by Zoe Saldana, that "this household is our fortress."
The crippled details of the caller movie stay tightly nether wraps, but archetypal movie stars Worthington, Saldana and Sigourney Weaver are slated to return. Joining them are bid newcomers Michelle Yeoh, Kate Winslet, Edie Falco and Oona Chaplin successful cardinal roles.
Back erstwhile it premiered successful 2009, "Avatar" was an inescapable phenomenon. The movie was lauded for its then-groundbreaking visuals -- it was 1 of the archetypal films to beryllium rendered astir wholly done hyper-realistic question seizure exertion -- and biology message. Upon its release, a CNN reviewer called it an "epochal" movie and likened it to "Star Wars" (presumably Episode IV) and "2001: A Space Odyssey." It was yet nominated for 9 Oscars, including champion picture, and won three.
"Avatar" remains the highest-grossing movie of each time, earning much than $2.8 cardinal worldwide. (It was briefly dethroned by "Avengers: Endgame" until a theatrical re-release helped it reclaim its apical spot.)
Disney, which acquired the archetypal film's accumulation company, 20th Century Fox, has stake large connected "Avatar" going forward: In 2017, Disney's Animal Kingdom successful Orlando dedicated an full country of the park to the film's fictional satellite of Pandora. There are besides three sequels planned for merchandise aft the premiere of "Way of Water."