Avatar is getting a sequel after 13 years. As a result, Disney+ is no longer an option for those who want to re-watch the original beforehand. Avatar has left Disney+ ahead of its highly anticipated sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, raising questions as to when it will return. The 2009 science fiction epic Avatar broke several box office records, even surpassing Cameron’s own Titanic in box office earnings.
Its innovative visual effects techniques, including motion capture animation, made Avatar revolutionary. Avatar 2 will detail the trials and tribulations that Sully’s Navi family endures as they fight to survive over a decade after Avatar. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Stephen Lang are among those returning from Avatar. Sigourney Weaver will appear in Avatar 2 but in a different role.
Vin Diesel, Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, and Cliff Curtis are among the cast members. Three other Avatar sequels are scheduled to premiere in 2024, 2026, and 2028. The original Avatar movie will be re-released in theaters ahead of these exciting new entries. However, Disney+ has unfortunately removed the film from its streaming catalog due to this.
Avatar’s removal from Disney+ is likely an attempt to boost ticket sales ahead of its theatrical re-release. Avatar’s long-awaited sequel is around the corner, so its removal may also be an effort to squeeze profits from movie-lovers who are interested in re-watching the film, but would have done so from home.
The remastered audio and picture may also encourage more people to see the sequel in theaters. It has not been announced whether Avatar will return to Disney+, but Disney’s Avatar 2 release may hint at a possible return. The sequel will probably hit Disney+ in early spring of 2023 if Avatar 2 has an 8-week run in theaters.
The streaming service will probably bring back the original film then, so they can be viewed together. Disney is also re-releasing the Star Wars prequel Rogue One before the September premiere of Andor, ahead of Avatar: The Way of Water.
The extended cut of Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released on September 1. It appears that re-releases are gaining popularity, although they seem to be limited to larger franchises. Despite being likely a cash grab, re-releases offer these larger-than-life movies a second chance to shine.
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