Avatar sequel finally has Disney+ screening date
The latest Avatar movie is officially the third biggest movie of all time.
In the decade or so in between the two Avatar movies, there was a lot of speculation regarding the potential success of the sequel. Yes, sure, the first movie went on to become the biggest box office hit of all time, but would the interest still be there for the Na'Vi and their adventures on Pandora a full 13 years later?
It turns out yes, yes there would. Racking up $2.32 billion worldwide at the global box office, becoming the third biggest box office hit of all time, Avatar: The Way Of Water proved that writer/creator James Cameron knew exactly what he was doing with this franchise.
The movie arrived in cinemas in December 2022, and fans have been patiently waiting for the movie to arrive on home streaming ever since, so they can watch it as often as they want to. Ahead of the movie's release, JOE chatted with some of the newer cast members - Jack Champion ("Spider"), Bailey Bass ("Reya") and Jamie Flatters ("Neteyam") - about their roles in the blockbuster sequel:
Following the movie's release, it was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and took home the trophy for Best Visual Effects. Additionally, in light of the first sequel's success, Disney have greenlit the three additional sequels for the franchise, with Cameron already hard at work filming parts of the fourth movie.
Avatar 3 is due to arrive in cinemas in December 2024, Avatar 4 is set to debut in December 2026, and Avatar 5 will be released in December 2028. But before all of that, Avatar: The Way Of Water will land on Disney+ on Wednesday, 7 June.
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