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Avatar 2 Runtime Explained by Director James Cameron

Avatar 2 is going to be three-hours long! Avatar: The Way of Water is a sequel to the 2009 blockbuster film Avatar that is scheduled to hit the cinema halls on December 16, 2022, Friday.

We know all the fans of the franchise won’t mind sitting in their seats for a little over three hours to watch the much-anticipated movie. Continue reading further to know more about the forthcoming movie Avatar: The Way of Water.

Here’s everything you need to know about ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

For those of you who are unversed, let us tell you, that Avatar: The Way of Water is an upcoming epic science fiction movie and the sequel to the 2009 film Avatar. Over the last few years, fans have eagerly waited for part 2 of Avatar.

The storyline of the movie Avatar: The Way of Water revolves around the Sully family, 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.

The movie stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Giovanni Ribisi, Dileep Rao, and Matt Gerald in pivotal roles. For Avatar 2, some new actors also came on board and they are as follows: Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, and Brendan Cowell.

What is the runtime of the upcoming movie ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’?

The runtime of the forthcoming movie Avatar: The Way of Water, is approximately three hours and 12 minutes, nearly 30 minutes longer than the already-long original Avatar which came out in the year 2009.

In a recent interview with Total Film Magazine, James Cameron, the director of the film, Avatar: The Way of Water, talked about the runtime of the movie and he stated that the sequel of Avatar runs longer because there is an increased focus on “relationship and emotion” compared to the first movie.

Cameron told the publication, “The goal is to tell an extremely compelling story on an emotional basis. I would say the emphasis in the new film is more on character, more on story, more on relationships, more on emotion.”

James went on to say, “We didn’t spend as much time on relationship and emotion in the first film as we do in the second film, and it’s a longer film, because there’s more characters to service. There’s more story to service.”

The main protagonists of the story Jake (essayed by Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (portrayed by Zoe Saldaña) who will be returning in the sequel also have two children now. One of which is played by Sigourney Weaver that are main characters.

What did James Cameron have to say about the runtime of the ‘Avatar’ sequel?

Cameron further added, “People say, ‘Oh my God, a family story from Disney? Just what we want…’ This isn’t that kind of family story. This is a family story like how ‘The Sopranos’ is a family story.”

He continued, “I don’t want anybody whining about length when they sit and binge-watch [television] for eight hours. I can almost write this part of the review. ‘The agonizingly long three-hour movie…’ It’s like, give me a fucking break. I’ve watched my kids sit and do five one-hour episodes in a row. Here’s the big social paradigm shift that has to happen: it’s okay to get up and go pee.”

Are you looking forward to Avatar: The Way of Water? Kindly let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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