James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water has officially sailed past the three-hour mark.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Avatar: The Way of Water runs for about 190 minutes, confirming reports that the James Cameron film is over three hours long. The first Avatar movie had a running time of 162 minutes, making the follow-up 28 minutes longer.
Earlier this year, James Cameron issued a warning regarding the runtime of Avatar: The Way of Water, saying that the film is quite long. If today’s report proves to be accurate, The Way of Water is Cameron’s second-longest film after Titanic, which runs for 194 minutes.
“I don’t want anybody whining about length when they sit and binge-watch [television] for eight hours,” James Cameron told Empire. “I can almost write this part of the review. ‘The agonizingly long three-hour movie…’ It’s like, give me a f–king break. I’ve watched my kids sit and do five one-hour episodes in a row. It’s okay to get up and go pee.”
Released in 2009, Avatar is the highest-grossing movie of all time at the worldwide box office, with earnings north of $2.9 billion. The movie was at one point dethroned by Avengers: Endgame but managed to regain its title thanks to its fourth re-release ahead of The Way of Water.
What is Avatar: The Way of Water about?
“Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), 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,” according to Disney’s official synopsis for the film.
Directed by James Cameron from a script he co-wrote with Josh Friedman, The Way of Water stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Giovanni Ribisi and Kate Winslet.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter