It’s finally here! After a 173-day wait, Avatar: The Way of Water is set to release June 7 on Disney+, Disney+ Hotstar, and HBO Max (wherever available). The sci-fi sequel from James Cameron is all set to transport viewers back to the exotic lands of Pandora. Avatar 2 follows the 45-day minimum window that Disney had implemented before movies become available on its streaming platform, Disney+.
The movie will also be available for streaming on HBO Max — soon to be ‘Max’ on May 26 — owing to an unusual streaming agreement production company 20th Century Fox made with Warner Bros. In India, Avatar 2 will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.
Avatar 2: A Recap
Set 15 years after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water sees Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) as parents to five kids, thriving in the lush forests of the moon planet Pandora. A resurrected Recombinant Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang) and other ‘Sky People’ bring a new challenge for the family, who is forced to flee and seek help from the shoreline-dwelling Metkayina clan, who teach them the ways of the water and help prepare for the upcoming battle.
Currently, Avatar 2 is the third highest-grossing movie of all time, at $2.319 billion (about Rs. 19,064 crore) at the worldwide box office. The movie also won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects, in addition to being nominated in the Best Picture category.
Why Avatar 2 is Streaming on Two Platforms
It might seem strange for a major release such as Avatar 2 to premiere on two streaming platforms at the same time. This has to do with the agreement 20th Century Studios struck with Warner Bros. 20th Century Fox did not have a streaming platform or owner, and therefore, signed a contract to collectively stream its movies exclusively on HBO Max and Disney’s services such as Disney+ and Hulu.
Even now that the studio is owned by Disney, it has to honour its deal with WB for Avatar 2 — or rather, for half of the studio’s titles through the 2022 release year.
Avatar 2: Stream It
Avatar: The Way of Water is out June 7 on Disney+, Disney+ Hotstar, and HBO Max wherever available. In India, the film will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. Don’t miss out on the chance to revisit the world of Pandora and catch the much-anticipated sci-fi sequel from James Cameron.
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