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Where to watch Avatar: The Way of Water

Everything you need to know before tuning in to the long awaited sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water
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If you’re an Avatar fan, you’ll know that the second instalment and new Avatar film Avatar: The Way of Water debuted on June 7 on Disney+.

Read on for everything you need to know about the world of Avatar.

Stream Avatar: The Way of Water now on Disney+ with a mth-to-mth no lock-in contract. You’ll also get to view exclusive bonus content featuring the filmmakers, cast and crew. Subscribe here.

What is the original Avatar movie about?

More Avatar sequels are on their way. (20th Century Studios/Disney)

It’s been 13 years since the original 2009 movie Avatar first graced our screens, so we won’t blame you if you’ve forgotten about the movie’s plotline.

In short: Avatar is set in the future — 2154 to be exact, where the Earth’s natural resources have been depleted. We are introduced to a lush alien planet, Pandora, inhabited by the Na’vi who are blue-skinned, 10-foot-tall, sapient humanoids.

In Pandora, the atmosphere is poisonous to humans, through ‘Avatars’ (Na’vi-human hybrid) humans can explore the alien world in a relatively safe way.

A paralysed former marine (Jake Sully, played by Sam Worthington) becomes mobile again through his Avatar, falls in love with a Na’vi woman (Ney’tiri, Zoe Saldaña) and together they fight for the survival of the Pandorian world.

What is Avatar: The Way of Water about?

The lush alien world, Pandora, is inhabited by the Na’vi who are blue-skinned, 10-foot-tall, sapient humanoids. (20th Century Studios/Disney)

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water follows Jake, Neytiri and their family as new trouble arises.

The film sees the return of Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Joel David Moore and Stephen Lang, alongside new faces like Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Giovanni Rabisi and Kate Winslet.

While we won’t spoil anything for you just yet, the film is already listed as the seventh highest-grossing film of all time — so you can bet it’s worth a watch.

Where can I watch the trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water?

You can watch the trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water below.

Where can I watch Avatar in New Zealand?

Watching both Avatar films in New Zealand is easy. You can stream the first Avatar movie right now on Disney+, and refresh your memory before tuning in for the second film.

Is Avatar: The Way of The Water available on Disney+?

Stream Avatar: The Way of Water now on Disney+ with a mth-to-mth no lock-in contract. You’ll also get to view exclusive bonus content featuring the filmmakers, cast and crew. Subscribe here.

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