Avatar: The Way Of Water is scheduled to premiere June 7 on both Max and Disney+. Unusually, the blockbuster will be one of the few films to simultaneously release on competing streaming services.
Set more than a decade after the events of the original film, the sequel revolves around the Sully family–Jake, Neytiri, and their children. The film delves into their challenges, their efforts to protect each other, the battles they face for survival, and the tragedies they endure. Against the seascapes of Pandora, audiences are introduced to new Na’vi cultures, and a diverse range of extraordinary sea creatures. The movie made considerable waves after coming out last year–check out our roundup of critical opinions, and GameSpot’s own review.
Avatar: The Way Of Water garnered several Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture, and achieved significant global box office success to the tune of $2.32 billion. Its ensemble cast includes Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, and Kate Winslet. Newcomers Britain Dalton, Jamie Flatters, Trinity Jo-Li Bliss, Bailey Bass, and Jack Champion also join the cast.
The screenplay was written by James Cameron, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver, with the story developed by Cameron, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman, and Shane Salerno. David Valdes and Richard Baneham serve as the film’s executive producers.
This may be the last time we see a movie simultaneously launch on Max and Disney+. Fandom’s Eric Goldman pointed out on Twitter that this is the final movie release from prior to the 20th Century Fox and HBO deal. Going forward, Disney will no longer need to share streaming rights on movies. There’s still no word on the Avatar sequel’s physical release.
For more on Max, which launches on May 23, read our overview of everything that will change with the coming platform.
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