If you thought the first Avatar film ran for a while, then wait until we get to Avatar: The Way of Water. Apparently, the sequel is looking to set some film runtime records. How else do you explain this sci-fi epic being over 3 hours long?
3 Hours+ of Sci-Fi Goodness?
The Hollywood Reporter recently announced the total runtime of Avatar: The Way of Water, which as I stated before, broke 3 hours. According to unnamed sources: this sci-fi aquatic epic will run for a grand total of 190 minutes, or in other words 3 hours and 10 minutes. For comparison: the first Avatar film ran for a “mere” 162 minutes, or 2 hours and 42 minutes. Actually, putting it that way, the sequel’s runtime isn’t that big of a leap over the first film. Heck, it’s only 28 minutes longer. I guess James Cameron really needed those extra 28 minutes to tell the story of this sequel, which hopefully means 28 more minutes of getting to swim around with alien fish. Subnautica fans will understand what I’m talking about.
In any case, it won’t be long now until we can finally see if those 190 minutes are worth it. Avatar: The Way of Water will make its theatrical debut on December 16, 2022. As of this writing, that’s just under 2 months away, assuming that they don’t delay the film’s release again. Fortunately, this release date does seem like a sure thing. I mean, if Fandango is also claiming that’s the theatrical release date, hopefully, this will be it. If you want to purchase tickets for this sci-fi epic, then you can check back later with Fandango to see when tickets become available. Or you can check back in with THS later as we get closer to that theatrical release date to find out when we do.
Avatar: The Way of Water ~ Synopsis
So what’s Avatar: The Way of Water about? Well, Fandango has an official synopsis for us today. It’s short and a bit vague, but it’s all we got so far. You can check it out below:
Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive and the tragedies they endure.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter