Avatar 2, aka Avatar: The Way of Water, is genuinely coming to cinemas very soon after what has felt like an endless wait.

The sequel to James Cameron's record-breaking movie will take audiences back to Pandora and is sure to be another visually stunning watch, as teased in both the first teaser and the main trailer.

Cameron's plan has been for the sequel to kickstart a run of movies every other year until Avatar 5 in December 2028. However, he's revealed that if The Way of Water underperforms, there is a plan to end it with Avatar 3.

"The market could be telling us we're done in three months, or we might be semi-done, meaning: 'OK, let's complete the story within movie three, and not go on endlessly', if it's just not profitable," he explained.

But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves just yet, here's everything you need to know about Avatar: The Way of Water.

To cut a long story short, Avatar 2 is finally going to be released on December 16, 2022, having been pushed back from December 2021 due to the ongoing global health crisis.

The sequel started filming in 2017, but given the movie is a mix of live-action and motion capture elements, it's not a surprise it's taken a while.

We also know that the movie will be an epic with a runtime of 190 minutes, that's three hours and ten minutes. Cameron has defended the runtime by saying that it's necessary as there's "more characters to service".

Given that we've potentially got three other movies to come, Cameron has been working on all of them in recent years. In December 2021, he revealed he'd already filmed some of Avatar 4 due to the young cast.

"Anything that had to be done with a specific actor, we did all the scenes for 2 and 3 together – and a little bit of 4," he told Variety.

"I had to shoot the kids out. They're allowed to age six years in the middle of the story on page 25 of movie four. So I needed everything before then, and then everything after, we'll do later."

Cameron has also said that he might not actually direct Avatar 4 and 5, but teased that the fourth movie is a "corker". "I actually hope I get to make it.

But it depends on market forces. Three is in the can so it's coming out regardless," he told Empire.

"I really hope that we get to make four and five because it's one big story, ultimately.”