The sequel to the hit Avatar lands in theaters on December 16th! But make sure to use the restroom beforehand…
With the Christmas movie season rapidly approaching and anticipation for the release of Avatar: The Way of Water growing, World of Reel reports that the next James Cameron-directed sequel will have a runtime of 3 hours and 10 minutes.
While neither 20th Century Studios nor Lightstorm Entertainment have confirmed whether the run time is correct, it does align with Cameron’s prior claims from earlier this year. “I don’t want people grumbling about length when they sit and binge-watch [television] for eight hours,” he told Empire Magazine in an exclusive. “I’m almost done with this section of the review. ‘The excruciatingly lengthy three-hour film…’ Give me a fucking break, it’s like. I’ve seen my kids sit for five one-hour programs in a row. The major societal paradigm shift that must occur is that it is OK to get up and go pee.”
Avatar: The Way of Water Official Runtime
With a possible run time of 3 hours and 10 minutes, Avatar: The Way of Water will be one of Cameron’s longest theatrical excursions, trailing Titanic’s theatrical cut, which lasted for 3 hours and 14 minutes. With the original Avatar film lasting 2 hours and 42 minutes in theaters, the sequel has the opportunity to fully embrace Pandora’s immersive nature while expressing a bigger sense of scale in its plot. It remains to be seen if spectators will be able to sit through the lengthy theatrical runtime. However, if the previous film’s response is any indicator, it’s likely that many fans won’t mind remaining in Pandora for a bit longer than before.
Avatar: The Way of Water, the long-awaited sequel to the successful film, will follow Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaa) and their family as they battle the return of the RDA and meet the Metkayina tribe while exploring Pandora’s gorgeous waters. While precise story elements about the film are being kept under wraps, additional information will most likely be disclosed once the next sequel’s marketing campaign gets underway in preparation for its December release. With 13 years of planning and production behind the long-awaited sequel, it won’t be long before spectators can return to Pandora and relive the sensation of amazement and wonder that they had in the original film.