James Cameron’s Avatar will come back to theatres on September 23 in a remastered 4K HDR format, according to Disney and 20th Century Fox. The re-release of the epic sci-fi film comes three months before the release of its highly anticipated sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, on December 16,2022.
The film Avatar, starring Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, will have a “two week limited engagement.” Avatar, directed by James Cameron, earned more than $2.8 billion at the global box office, making it the highest-grossing movie of all time. The movie was up for nine Academy Awards, including best picture and best director. It won three, for best cinematography, best production design, and best visual effects. Avatar’s 2010 extended theatrical re-release, which was only available in 3D theatres and IMAX 3D, brought in USD 44 million globally. The movie’s re-release in China at the beginning of the year brought in USD 57.7 million.
Avatar has been taken down from Disney+ in advance of the theatrical re-release, according to Deadline. It will, however, make a second appearance on the studio’s streaming service at a later time, right before the debut of Avatar: The Way of Water. The movie will continue to be accessible for digital rental on other OTT services, including Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video. Early in May, after the annual meeting of theatre owners called CinemaCon, the first teaser trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water was shown.
As the story of the movie centres on the two main protagonists, their families, and the lengths they take to keep each other safe, Worthington and Saldana reprise their roles as Jake Sully and Na’vi Neytiri, respectively. Additionally, Sigourney Weaver as Dr. Grace Augustine and Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch will make their comebacks in Avatar: The Way of Water. Vin Diesel and Kate Winslet, who were well-known for their roles in James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic, are among the newcomers.