Avatar: The Way of Water, James Cameron’s long awaited Avatar sequel, has finally set a digital platform release date, and we’ve learned it will come with more than three hours of bonus features.
The box office smash will be available to purchase on March 28, 2023, via Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu, and Movies Anywhere.
Digital editions will be available in 4K Ultra HD quality with Dolby Atmos audio. The release dates for Avatar: The Way of Water on Blu-ray, Disney+, and digital rental will be announced at a later time.
In addition to the film’s 3+ hour run time, the digital release will come with more than three hours of additional bonus content featuring the filmmakers, cast and crew, exploring the world of Pandora and the film’s unique production process.
This content will include featurettes on the film’s performance capture, creating the undersea world of Pandora, the introduction of the Metkayina reef clan, and the casting of the young actors joining the franchise in this sequel.
It also goes deep into the postproduction process at New Zealand visual effects house Weta, as well as exploring how the cast lived off the land in Hawaii in preparation for becoming Na’vi, and dedicates an entire segment to Spider, the character played by actor Jack Champion.
Finally, the bonus content includes featurettes delving into the stunts in the film, Cameron’s virtual production team at Lightstorm Entertainment, and introduces “the Troupe,” a group of performers who play dozens of characters throughout the film.
About the Film
Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), including the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.
Directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Landau, the film stars Zoe Saldaña, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, and Kate Winslet.
The movie was released in theaters December 16, 2022, and has become the third highest-grossing film of all-time earning over $2.2 billion worldwide. It sits just behind Cameron’s original Avatar (2009) and Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame (2019).
It has also received four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.
Cameron has three more Avatar films on the schedule, with Disney planning them for 2024, 2026 and 2028. The original Avatar is available to watch on Disney+.