It seems absurd to write such titles since the length of Avatar: The Way of Water is already a monstrous length. The film, according to the latest confirmations, was supposed to last for 3 hours and 10 minutes. Apparently, however, the US cinema chain AMC has revealed that the film will be a little longer than expected.
According to their price list, Avatar 2 will last 3 hours and 12 minutes. Not that those extra two minutes make any difference to the possible feeling of the length of the film, but it is a fact that should be reported since it is a film that will probably attract many spectators in theaters.
Avatar: The Way of Water, what do we know about the film?
As he recently stated, James Cameron is not in the least frightened by the possible public reaction to the length of his film:
"I don't want to hear anyone whine about the length [of the film] when they sit down and binge-watch on television for eight hours." . […] I watched my kids sit and watch five-hour-long episodes straight. Here's the big social paradigm shift that needs to happen: it's not a problem if you get up and go to the bathroom."
We'll see if the famous American director will get the better of his detractors. The appointment is set for December 16th.
Still the highest-grossing of all time, Avatar introduced to audiences Sam Worthington's Jake Sully, a paraplegic marine who joins the Avatar program and forms a special bond with the natives of Pandora, the Na'vi, and falls in love with one of them, Neytiri (Zoe Saldana).
At the end of the first film, Sully chooses to permanently transfer his body into his Na'vi avatar, with the help of the Tree of Souls. In the sequel, Worthington and Saldana return to lead the cast of the film in the role of Sully and Neytiri, who have now started a family.
Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, and Matt Gerald also reprise their roles from the first film, while Sigourney Weaver returns in a surprising new role. Cast additions include Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, and Vin Diesel.