Fans React To The First Look At 'Avatar: The Way Of Water'

Ashley Hunte
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Remember Avatar? The 2009 James Cameron alien epic? The highest grossing film of all time? A movie that was considered to have groundbreaking special effects, especially for the time?

Even if you haven't thought about that movie in a good minute, chances are you've not only seen it, but bought into its hype for at least a little while.

Well, it's time for the hype train to exit the station once again.

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Not long after Avatar's initial theatrical release, James Cameron announced that there would be two sequels. Fans eagerly awaited news on the first to release.

Of course, it took a lot longer than anyone was expecting.

Rose from Titanic saying, "It's been 84 years."

To put it in perspective, these sequels were originally planned for respective 2014 and 2015 releases. But of course, nothing ever goes according to plan.

The sequels' filming didn't actually start until 2017.

And even then, the release of the first sequel was delayed a few times.

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Cameron and crew were originally aiming for a 2020 release, but as a result of production delays due to the pandemic, the movie got pushed back to 2021, and then 2022.

But we finally have our first look at the first Avatar sequel!

Avatar: The Way of Water is slated for a December 16, 2022 theatrical release. In other words, fans won't have to wait too much longer to experience the world of Pandora once again.

So far, the movie looks absolutely stunning!

They definitely took their time with this one, and it shows in the visually impressive trailer they just dropped. From the characters themselves to the amazing environment, I'm in complete awe.

Check it out for yourself!

Despite there only being a few screenshots and a minute-and-a-half trailer so far, there's a lot to discuss.

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Fans all over the world are already giving their first impressions on The Way of Water, with reactions being mostly positive.

For starters, I think we can all agree that the movie is going to be a feast for the eyes.

Plenty of fans are gushing over the visuals we've seen so far. It's kind of exciting to know that this movie has so much more to offer.

Others are simply excited that the first sequel is finally happening.

It's hard to believe that it's been nearly 13 years since the first one came out. Hopefully the wait between the second and third movies won't be too long.

Of course, not everyone is quite so jazzed.

Some people never understood the hype of the first movie, while others aren't super convinced the sequel is going to have a strong plot (or any plot at all). But only time will tell on that part.

In any case, this is pretty exciting.

Whether the sequel lives up to its predecessor, or it fails to capture the magic that made the original so good, all eyes are going to be on this movie this coming December.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!