James Cameron returns to the cinema Avatar: The Sense of Water to test the quality of the sequels. Although not even he himself is very clear if the film will be a success or they will have to withdraw from the saga after the premiere of the third Avatar film.
Avatar: The Way of Water Good or not, there is no doubt that Avatar: The Sense of Water will be longer than the first installment of Avatar released in 2009, which lasted 2 hours and 42 minutes. And also that it will have, at least, more creatures than ever seen from Pandora. If better or worse, we will have to wait to see it.
The first reports about the final duration of Avatar: The sense of water reached us last October, by The Hollywood Reporter, from where they assured that the film would have a total duration of 3 hours and 10 minutes.
But according to AMC Theaters, the new film by James Cameron would exceed these first claims by two minutes, placing Avatar: The sense of water with a total of 3 hours and 12 minutes.
These two minutes could not be significant, and end up reflected only in the credits of the film, or maybe they give us two more minutes of spectacular landscapes of the new underwater Pandora.
Avatar: the way of the water not only arouses interest for being the sequel to the highest grossing film in history. It also draws attention because a handful of well-known actors are grouped in it. In that group, one of the most striking names is Kate Winslet, a seven-time Oscar nominee and winner on one of those occasions (The Reader). What will be her role within this plot and what risks did she involve?.
Kate Winslet will play Ronal, who is part of the Metkayina Clan. The actress is one of the trusted people of the director of Avatar: the path of water, with whom she made Titanic (1997). Winslet was not pigeonholed in that type of role and James Cameron, since then, has followed his own: looking for new cinematographic challenges. That's what the entire Avatar franchise stands for.
The professional relationship between Kate Winslet and James Cameron, in addition to cinematographic moments, has also left some anecdotes that color that bond. One of the most recent occurred during the preparation process for Avatar: the path of water. It is a film that will be marked by that resource. Therefore, the actors had to spend quite a bit of time submerged.
The Metkayina Clan will play a major role in Avatar: The Way of Water. All part of the urgency of the protagonists Jake Sully, played by Sam Worthington, and Neytiri Omaticaya, played by Zoe Saldaña. They, due to a threat, must go into Pandora to find allies. They will reach the Metkayina domain areas, who will not receive them in the best way at first.
Although the trailer for Avatar: the path of water has not shown much information about it, it has revealed points of tension between both communities. As Ronal, Kate Winslet will play one of the leaders of the Metkayina Clan. She is the wife of Tonowari, played by Cliff Curtis, the leader of this population and one of the main figures in the story.
Judging by what the first images suggest, Ronal will be a kind of hinge between both populations, showing himself close to Jake Sully and Neytiri Omaticaya and trying to mediate with Tonowari. Perhaps because she understands that what Sully and Omaticaya are worried about is a threat that the Metkayina Clan could also face in the future. On the characteristics of her character, Kate Winslet commented in Empire magazine.
This clan is located in an area named "Reef of the Metkayina". It is a community that lives among trees very similar to mangroves that are on reefs full of colors. The Metkayina Clan has its own means of transportation and, if necessary, can also form relationships with various beasts to use in combat.
James Cameron has directed two of the highest-grossing films in history such as Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009), Avatar: The Way of Water now he intends to do the same with the long-awaited sequel to his science fiction epic. But the first numbers that the experts in the Box Office are predicting show very low data. So it could be a huge flop, though we'll have to wait for its theatrical run to find out how much money Avatar 2 makes.
According to Box Office Pro, the range in which the premiere of Avatar 2 moves could be between 135 million and 150 million in the United States, which is a good number, but it is not even close to the great releases of the last years (especially pre-pandemic).
Although there is a pretty positive precedent for Avatar 2, as the first installment of 2009 only made 77 million dollars in its opening weekend, but then throughout its run in the United States it reached 785 million and worldwide with its reruns have achieved 2,922 million.
So starting with about 150 million might not seem like much, but if it's a brutal show and a really immersive experience, word of mouth might get people going to the movies to see it. Since it is made precisely to be enjoyed on the big screen. Although there is something negative and it is that it lasts 192 minutes, that is, 3 hours and 12 minutes and that means that there are fewer sessions per room. What will affect the numbers the first few days, although over time it will be corrected.
To know how much money Avatar 2 has to get to be a success or a failure depends on the budget they have invested, which is speculated to be close to 300 million. So they would need about 1,000 million to start being profitable. In addition, James Cameron has revealed that if they do not obtain enough collection, they will not make the other deliveries that are planned.
The return of Avatar to theaters is going to have a dimension according to the expectation aroused by the thirteen years that have passed since James Cameron released the first part of his epic about the blue aliens that inhabit Pandora.
After a canceled sequel, the Avatar franchise is back in style with a movie that promises to be intense, Avatar: The Way of Water to say the least. That is what the length of the film indicates, a waste of footage worthy of the heir to the highest-grossing film in history: as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Avatar: The Sense of Water will last up to 3 hours and 10 minutes.
At the time, Avatar 2 set out to do nothing more or less than revolutionize the cinematic experience by offering 3D viewing without glasses. Although technology hasn't progressed as fast as James Cameron hoped, in part because movie exhibitors haven't been willing to go to the tremendous (and wasteful) effort of incorporating the Terminator director's latest whim into their theaters, chances are the movie equally impressive.
The images that we have been able to see of The Sense of Water so far predict a more than spectacular reunion with the Na'vi and their fascinating world. And it seems that a good part of this spectacularity will also be reflected in the duration of the film, which exceeds three hours.
This does not have to be a problem. Several films have previously achieved the double feat of keeping up truth is that it has been waiting. With such mammoth footage and also positioning themselves as the highest-grossing titles of all time: starting with Avengers: Endgame, which competes every few years for first place with Avatar , and following by Titanic, another of Cameron's star films.
The first installment of his alien odyssey, released in 2009, stayed at 2 hours and 41 minutes. The release dates of the Avatar sequels, which could equal and even exceed the mark of The sense of water in terms of duration, are conditional on this first successor to the bombshell of more than a decade ago having the expected performance.
Although neither 20th Century nor Disney, those responsible for Avatar 2, have yet revealed the official duration of the film, the timing began to leak as soon as The sense of water began the rating process by ages in the United States.
By advertising the recommended age for screenings, some movie theaters also mistakenly displayed the duration. Let's not forget that, to this extent, the credits are also taken into account - which, in mega-productions inflated with CGI and special effects like this one, can be especially long, reaching close to ten minutes.
Therefore, we could be talking about a real duration of about three hours in the case of Avatar: The sense of water. On December 16, the day of the long-awaited premiere, we will find out.
With the upcoming release of the long-awaited film Avatar The Sense of Water, Avatar fans were excited about the possibility of being able to enjoy Avatar Frontiers of Pandora later this year, the new game developed by Ubisoft for the new generation of consoles that unfortunately it was pushed back to sometime in 2024. So now, while we wait for the exact release date to be confirmed, a recent leak has revealed the possible release window for Avatar Frontiers of Pandora.
In this new standalone Avatar story, we'll play as a na'vi and Avatar: The Way of Water embark on an adventure across the Western Frontier, a never-before-seen part of Pandora. We will explore a living and reactive world inhabited by unique creatures and new characters, but not everything will be peace and quiet, as expected, we will have to protect ourselves and the planet from the formidable forces of the RDA.
Thanks to our trusty colleague Sn0w1n via Twitter, we learned that the Avatar Frontiers of Pandora release window would be set for sometime during Q4 2023, that is, from October to December. Therefore, the delay would be a minimum of 1 year.
In 2009, Avatar broke all records, becoming a mass phenomenon that had not been seen in movie theaters around the world for a long time. And that the duration was not exactly short: 161 minutes, or what is the same, 2 hours and 41 minutes in its normal version.
Then an extended edition would come out in the domestic edition that would take the film up to 178 minutes. Almost 3 hours. Well, Avatar: the Sense of Water exceeds all those durations already in its normal version that will be released in theaters, with a total footage of 3 hours and 10 minutes, so go with a very empty bladder before entering the room.
On the other hand, the age rating of this sequel has been raised to +12, that is, not recommended for children under 13 years of age. A change with respect to the original that was classified as not recommended for children under 7 years of age, so we will see when the tape is released what the reasons for said adjustment have been.
Bearing in mind that James Cameron himself came to compare this sequel to The Sopranos, we may be facing a somewhat more adult story (as far as it goes) than we might expect. But of course, this is just a guess and we will be able to solve all doubts on December 16, the date on which Avatar: the Sense of Water will be released worldwide.