Avatar: The Way of Water, the much-anticipated sequel from James Cameron, is said to be unfinished and have a runtime of over three hours.
The final cut of Avatar: The Way of Water is said to be unfinished, and it runs for more than three hours.
When it came out in 2009, the original science-fiction fantasy adventure wowed critics and audiences with its stunning visuals and tried-and-true story, which people all over the world could relate to.
After a successful run in theaters, Avatar made more than $2.8 billion at the box office, making it the most successful movie ever.
Cameron finally brings the beautiful planet of Pandora back to the big screen after 13 years. The first of four sequels, Avatar: The Way of the Water, comes out on December 16.
Avatar: The Way of the Water takes place more than a decade after the Na'vi rebelled against the Resources Development Administration. It follows ex-Marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and his Na'vi partner Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) as they fight for their family's survival.
Even though their characters died in the first movie, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang were also said to be coming back for more.
Weaver is set to play Kiri, the adopted teenage Na'vi daughter of Jake and Neytiri. Lang will play Colonel Miles Quaritch again.
A new report from Deadline says that the length of Avatar: The Way of Water is likely to be over three hours. This would make it at least 20 minutes longer than the first movie.
A previous rumor from an international publication said that the movie would be three hours and ten minutes long. However, sources say that this is not a true number because the movie's final length has not been decided.
Sources have also told Screen Rant that the final cut of Avatar: The Way of Water hasn't been finished yet, so there's no way to know how long it will be.
Is it right for Avatar 2 to last more than three hours?
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Cameron is also known for Titanic, a disaster movie with a big-scale love story that ran for three hours and 15 minutes and made $1.8 billion at the box office, making it the highest-grossing film of that year and, for a while, of all time.
Titanic's success shows that a movie's length doesn't matter if its story keeps people interested.
Also, the original Avatar is still the highest-grossing movie of all time, and re-releases are putting it up against Avengers: Endgame. Cameron has been able to keep audiences interested for that long before, so it's likely he can do it again.
Since Avatar: The Way of Water will pick up a story where its predecessor left off over a decade ago and also set up three more sequels, it will have to do a lot to get people ready for what's to come.
The original Avatar was two hours and 42 minutes long, which was a good length for audiences around the world, though they may have been full.
Since Avatar: The Way of Water is at least 20 minutes longer, people may have to choose between drinks at the concession stand that are very different.