The wait is nearly over for the long-awaited sequel to Avatar with Avatar: The Way of Water. Ahead of the upcoming film release, Funko has unveiled the first look at the new Funko Pop! Vinyl figures for the franchise, which are now available to pre-order.
You can check out the first assortment of Funko Pop! Vinyl figurines for James Cameron’s Avatar below:
FUNKO UNVEILS FIRST LOOK AT UPCOMING AVATAR POP! VINYLS
Fans can now pre-order the first wave of Avatar Funko Pops online. It looks like they are available for pre-order now at Walmart.com and Entertainment Earth. The first wave of the Pop! movies collection appears to be based on the characters as they appear in the first film, including Jake Sully (in his Avatar form), Miles Quaritch, Battle Neytiri, and Neytiri.
The four standard Pop! figures only appear available together as a 4-pack at Walmart. However, they can be purchased individually at Entertainment Earth. of course, there is also the Pop! Rides edition of Toruk Makto (Jake Sully), featuring Jake riding the great leonopteryx.
The first wave of Funko Pops for Avatar are due to arrive in January 2023. You can check out a gallery of the first wave of the Funko Pop! Movies figures for Avatar right here:
The upcoming sequel, The Way of Water, the film picks up over 10 years after the events of the first film, which is appropriate since the first movie came out almost 13 years ago. The Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their children) are faced with a new threat, and they go to great lengths in order to keep each other safe, fight battles to stay alive, and face tragedies that they will struggle to endure.
James Cameron is back as director for the film, which he co-wrote with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Cameron and Jon Landau are producing the film for Lightstorm Entertainment. David Valdes and Richard Baneham are executive producers on the sequels.
The film once again stars Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington, who reprise their roles as Neytiri and Jake Sully. Meanwhile, Sigourney Weaver is back in a new role, portraying Jake and Neytiri’s Na’vi daughter, Kiri. CCH Pounder also reprises her role as Neytiri’s mother, Mo’at. Joel David Moore also reprises his role as Dr. Norm Spellman.
Stephen Lang is also back as Miles Quaritch, who somehow has returned and now has a Na’vi Avatar body. Joining the cast for the sequel are Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, and Kate Winslet.
The wait for the film has been long, but the wait for Avatar: The Way of Water is just about finally over. The marketing push has ramped up, and it’s great to see Funko getting in on the action for the franchise with these new Pop figures. However, the Funko Pops likely won’t be hitting the shelves until after the sequel arrives in theaters. Fans will finally be able to return to the world of Pandora once more on Dec. 16.
What do you think of the news? Are you liking the first wave of the new Funko Pop! figures? Do you plan on collecting any of these? Or would you rather wait to see what Funko makes for Avatar The Way of Water? Are you excited about the sequel and plan on checking it out opening weekend? Let us hear from you on our official Illuminerdi Twitter account.