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Avatar: Way of Water Trailer Sparks Theories from Fans

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It has been a long 13 years since Avatar was released in theaters and reached the all-time highest-grossing film mark – a record-breaking history that has been kept steady kudos to theatrical re-releases in the image of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Now, we will get the first peek at the upcoming sequel directed by James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water

Like the past installments, Avatar: Way of Water will be a visual treat. And as obviously indicated in its title, water will be abundant on screen. So let’s dive into a more detailed evaluation of what has happened on the planet Pandora since the last time we went there. 

The first shot we were given is of children playing in the flourishing nature of Pandora. While things may have shifted by the trailer’s last shots, beginning this scene shows that peace has mostly ruled since the first movie’s events. 

In addition, it’s important to point out that Na’vi children seem to be playing with a human child here – indicating that intercultural exchange is possible. 

The new installment will establish one clan to the viewers, The Metkayina, who lives close to ocean reefs, signaling that prosperous Na’vi communities inhabit the waters. 

Although we’re used to considering that Na’vi is an exclusive hunter-gatherer society living in harmony with nature, the trailer shows a change in the direction of the wind. 

They may have possibly adapted a few tips from humans about how their own industrial construction buildings are made, or they feel more secure on these sites than they used to be. They also appear to be donning military gear; they’re likely avatars, Na’vi human-hybrids run by compatible humans. 

Their ability to be amphibious enables the Na’vi to see the multi-colored coral reefs that are located underwater, in addition to the sights of Pandora on the ground. 

Among the most unforgettable aspects of the first Avatar was the symbiotic ties that Na’vi could have with the winged beings of Pandora. As per the signals in the new trailer, it seems like this neutral symbiosis is likely with the ocean environment. 

One question, though: Is the young Na’vi one of Jake Sully’s (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri’s (Zoe Saldaña) children? If so, it appears that they have assumed Jake’s skills for bonding with powerful beings. 

Following their victory over human mercenaries in the first Avatar, the Na’vi appear to have picked up on their previous enemies’ weapons and military strategies. Or maybe these are avatars being used by those same mercenaries. 

Leastways, it’s an intriguing shot since we also see a human battling with Na’vi bows and arrows. 

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