It was almost unexpected. Thirteen years after the release of the first Avatar, James Cameron gave us the first images of the long-awaited new film. Last weekend, they were shown exclusively in cinemas, to accompany the theatrical release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Before said teaser is, a few days later, more precisely this Monday, unveiled on the Internet. And the least we can say is that it aroused enormous enthusiasm. The Hollywood Reporter informs us that the teaser, which lasts less than 2 minutes, blew up the counters. In less than 24 hours, the video had more views than the latest Star Wars trailers. A total of 148.6 million clicks, including 23 million in China alone. We know that the trailers all tend to explode like this, but still. It has already exceeded the trailers for Incredibles 2 (113 million views), or Black Widow (116 million views). News that could call into question the word of some, judging the release of Avatar 2 far too late . You should know that the release of The Way of the Water was scheduled for 2014, then that it was postponed to 2020, and that the film will not be released until December 2022. The main actor, Sam Worthington, who plays Jake Sully in the film, even had fun saying to Variety magazine: “When I did the first, I was 30 years old. And when the second comes out, I’ll be almost 50 years old. In the first , I was in a wheelchair, you know. And by the time we get to the fourth and fifth, I may be in a wheelchair by the time we do.”With a budget of $250 million, Disney has put the big means. A third film is already scheduled for December 20, 2024, as well as a fourth and a fifth which should see the light of day in 2026 and 2028.Avatar: The Way of the Water will be released on December 14 in cinemas.
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