A short teaser trailer for the long awaited second Avatar movie has been released, giving viewers a taste of what is to come when it is released in December.

Avatar: The Way Of Water follows on from the first Avatar film which was released in 2009. It became the highest grossing film of all time and went on to win three Oscars.

The trailer opens with a group of avatars jumping along rocks and the incredible scenery familiar with the first movie.

Watch the Avatar: The Way of Water trailer

As well as returning cast members including Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver, Avatar: The Way Of Water will also see Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, Vin Diesel and Edie Falco joining the cast.

The clip reveals several scenes set in the ocean, with avatars flying across waters on the backs of the dragon like creatures, not dissimilar to those seen in the first movie.

To tease fans further, the clip includes just one line of dialogue, spoken by Jake Sully, who is voiced by Worthington, 45.

“I know one thing. Wherever we go, this family is our fortress,” he says toward the end of the teaser.

Alongside the trailer, Disney has confirmed that the film, directed by James Cameron and set more than a decade after the events of the first film, will begin to tell the story of the Sully family – Jake, Neytiri, and their children.

It will follow the trouble they find themselves in, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive and the tragedies they ultimately endure.

Prior to its general release, the trailer had been debuted in cinemas.

Avatar: The Way Of Water is set to be released in cinemas in December.