Avatar 2 has an official summary: “More than a decade after the first movie, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Nigiri, and their children).” They struggle to survive, and the tragedy they endure.
Family is the lifeblood of cinema. “I think the story of Avatar 2, and the power of the story, is what Jim [Cameron] always does in any of his films: he writes about a universal theme that is bigger than any other genre,” Londo told Total Film. “And if you think about it, there’s really no more universal theme than family. At the center of each of our sequels is the Sully family. What kind of solidarity do parents go through to protect their family?”
For the problems promised by the summary, it will return to Pandora in the form of an RDA mining operation. It sends Jack, Neiteri, and their children to a “safe haven” underwater wall. “And when you get to the wall, there’s a group we call Metkaina,” Landau added. “Sullivan’s no longer have their familiar environment, in the rainforest. They have become underwater fish. They have become culturally and environmentally out-of-water fish.”
From all the set photos and that stunning trailer, it’s clear that the underwater lands will be a major focal point of the sequel. This is less obvious, though, in the case of some of the main characters. Although we know Sigourney Weaver will be back, we don’t know how or why her character died in the first movie. It is possible that he will play a completely different person, although this is a mystery for now.
He is not the only character who has probably returned from the dead. Colonel Miles Quaritch has Stephen Lang and Matt Gerald has Corporal Lyle Wainfleet. Their return is another mystery, but it is not good for Sully and her family, both of whom are considered part of the RDA.