Avatar: The Way Of Water trailer teases return to Pandora for first time in 13 years

A still from the full trailer for Avatar: The Way Of Water.
Avatar: The Way of Water takes place more than a decade after the events of the first film. Credit: 20th Century Studios

Movie buffs have been treated to the first full trailer for James Cameron’s Avatar sequel, The Way Of Water, returning viewers to the planet of Pandora after a near 13 year hiatus.

The teaser introduces Jake and Neytiri Sully and their children more than a decade on from the events of the first film.

In dramatic fashion, viewers are taken below the waves of the ocean and shown a number of fantastical creatures, resembling colourful jellyfish, whales and larg, winged fish.

Jake is seen teaching his daughter to hunt using a bow, as she tells him: “Dad, you know I think I am crazy but I feel her. I hear her heartbeat. She is so close.”

He asks: “So what does her heartbeat sound like?” before she replies, “Mighty”.

In addition, the Na’vi people native to Pandora are seen going back into battle, with what appear to be humans using advanced technology and weaponised “mech suits”.

The cast for the much-anticipated film includes Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana and will also bring the return of Sigourney Weaver as Dr Grace Augustine and Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch.

Titanic star Kate Winslet joins the cast alongside other newcomers Michelle Yeoh, Vin Diesel and Edie Falco.

The original sci-fi epic from 2009 won three Oscars for its stunning visual effects, cinematography and art direction.

Avatar: The Way Of Water is due for release in cinemas on December 16.

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