After 13 years of waiting, James Cameron finally delivered what we’d been asking for. He recently announced Avatar 2, 3, and 4, taking fans back to Pandora. The sequels have been delayed a lot in the past, but they’re finally coming. New fans as well as long-time fans are ecstatic about the news!
The first of four potential sequels, Avatar: The Way of Water is set to open next month. One indication that this movie will happen for real this time is by receiving a PG-13 rating from the MPAA. It’s rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence and intense action, partial nudity, and some strong language.
Avatar is a movie that also had a PG-13 rating for “intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language, and some smoking.” But Cameron’s got it for different reasons. He had an R rating applied because of “strong sensuality…a degree of sexuality and language.”
One difference is that in The Way of Water, you won’t see people smoking on screen. (You almost never see people smoking in American movies anymore, unless it’s some kind of a period piece, and even then, it’s rare.) Both movies have violence, but Avatar had “epic battle sequences” while The Way of Water only has “strong violence” and “intense action,” suggesting the set-pieces may be more intimate (and less like a sci-fi war movie) than the last time. And while the original Avatar had sensuality, this one supposedly has partial nudity. Make of that what you will.
Avatar: The Way of Water is scheduled to open in theaters on December 16.