After a 13 year wait, James Cameron’s Avatar sequel, The Way of the Water, landed in cinemas in December last year. The movie managed to scoop several big awards, including the Oscar and Bafta for Best Visual Effects, and even bagged a Best Picture Oscar nomination.
The sci-fi sequel picks up ten years on from where the first film ended, and follows story of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), and the life they have built together after Sully became a fully-fledged member of the Na’vi people.
The film, made on a hefty $250 million budget more than made back the investment, having so far grossed more than $2 billion, one of only six films in history to have done so. And Cameron has more in the pipeline, with a further three sequels scheduled to arrive throughout the 2020s.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Producer Jon Landau described the movie as a “story about family and the lengths parents will go through to keep that family together and keep them safe.”
So, where can we watch Avatar: The Way of Water and is it available to stream on Disney Plus? Here’s everything you need to know.
Speaking about the movie, Producer Jon Landau told Entertainment Weekly: “Ultimately, the sequels are a story about family, and the lengths parents will go through to keep that family together and keep them safe.” Adding: “I always say that Jim’s movies have universal themes — and really, there’s no more universal theme than family.”
What is the plot of Avatar: The Way of the Water?
The sequel is expected to pick up on Pandora ten years after the first film left off. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) is now a fully-fledged member of the Na’vi people, living a family life with his partner Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) and their four children, including an adopted daughter called Kiri (Sigourney Weaver).
The official synopsis of the movie on Avatar reads: “Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.”
In an interview with Variety, Cameron described the film as “What if Romeo and Juliet didn’t die?” The director explained: “Of course, I’m going to go back to Pandora — I’m going to go back to Jake and Neytiri. And it’s like: What if Romeo and Juliet didn’t die? What if they married and had kids, and they had a family, and they had to think about something besides each other?”
Who stars in Avatar: The Way of Water?
The sequel will see Worthington and Saldana reprise their roles as Jake and Neytiri, with Stephen Lang also returning as Colonel Miles Quaritch. Sigourney Weaver will also feature, however this time the 73-year-old actress will play the role of Jake and Neytiri’s adopted daughter Kiri. There will also be some new faces including Kate Winslet who worked on Titanic with Cameron in 1998. Winslett will play the character of Ronal.
Here is the cast for Avatar: The Way of Water:
- Sam Worthington as Jake Sully
- Zoe Saldana as Neytiri
- Sigourney Weaver as Kiri
- Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch
- Kate Winslet as Ronal
- Cliff Curtis as Tonowari
Where can I watch Avatar: The Way of Water?
If you missed Way of the Water during its cinematic run, fear not, because it is now available to stream in the UK. You can buy the movie on Amazon Prime Video for £9.99 in standard definition or £13.99 in HD and Ultra HD. Unfortunately, the movie is not available free as part of a Prime Video subscription, nor is it currently available to rent.
Can I watch Avatar: The Way of Water on Disney Plus?
There has been no announcement yet as to when the movie will be available to watch on Disney Plus. Usually, movies are added to the streaming service after they have finished screening in the cinema, however it seems that there will be a longer wait before The Way of the Water lands on the site. Avatar: The Way of the Water is a Fox property so it will come to Disney+ so it is expected to arrive on Disney+ soon. Watch this space for further updates.