Avatar 3's 9-hour cut will be available on Disney Plus, apparently
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Following the release of Avatar: The Way of Water in cinemas last year, James Cameron’s iconic film series is back in the spotlight again.
Not long after the sequel’s release, it was confirmed that fourth and fifth instalments of the series are definitely happening - who knows how long it’s going to take for those to release when there were 13 years between the first film and The Way of Water, though. Before those, we’ll obviously have to see what Avatar 3 is all about, and if the rumours are to be believed, it’s going to be enormous.
Last December, industry insider Jeff Sneider revealed that he’d heard that a nine-hour cut of Avatar 3 actually already exists, and what’s more, Cameron reportedly wants the whole thing to be fully VFX’d before it's cut down. Well, that story just took yet another turn, and it’s one that makes the whole situation make a lot more sense.
“The idea is that Cameron would do all the visual effects for his nine-hour cut of Avatar 3 and then release it on Disney+ as a limited series after the theatrical cut is released,” he said.
The Hot Mic co-host John Rocha admitted that he sees how this could work, and compared it to the successful release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which also came to streaming platforms a while after Justice League released.
Sneider continued: “This would just be another thing, in addition to ‘Here’s Avatar 3 the theatrical cut coming to Disney+ four months after release’, here’s another thing that they can offer their subscribers.”
Turning the supposed nine-hour cut into a series definitely sounds a lot more sensible than inflicting the whole thing upon cinemagoers all at once, and delivered in that digestible format, it’d likely be a massive hit with fans. We’ll just have to wait and see if it’s true.