Wednesday, June 12, 2024

See the Trailer for “Avatar 2: The Way of Water,” James Cameron Dedicates Film to Bill Paxton, Unclear if There are Human Characters


EXCLUSIVE Here’s a lot of news for “Avatar 2: The Way of Water,” not “The Shape of Water,” by the way.

I’m told director James Cameron has dedicated the film to his late friend, actor Bill Paxton, who died in 2017. Cameron and Paxton made five films together including “Alien” and “Titanic.” The dedication should run at the end of the very long credit crawl.

Today the new trailer is out for “Water.” Between this one and previous sneak peeks, so far there is no sign of human characters. Everything is about the blue avatars. Maybe the humans appear at the beginning or end. But this would be quite unlike the original film, which mixed Sigourney Weaver and friends all the way through the film.

Here’s the trailer, which features spectacular visuals:

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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