When Will Avatar: The Way of Water Appear on Disney+?

Avatar 2, or Avatar: The Way of Water, is one of the most hotly anticipated films of 2022. Director James Cameron announced the sequel in 2010, but the debut faced constant postponements for nearly a decade, with the last delay occurring in June 2020. Barring another delay, Avatar: The Way of Water will premiere in theaters on 16th December 2022. 

The film’s premise reads: “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, 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.”

It might take seven months before Avatar 2 appears on Disney+

Avatar: The Way of Water will appear on Disney+. The film will be distributed by 20th Century Fox, which is owned by The Walt Disney Company, the operator of Disney+.

However, it’s unclear when Avatar: The Way of Water will appear on Disney+. The streaming platform hasn’t settled on a film release schedule since the pandemic subsided. 

For instance, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness appeared on Disney+ 47 days after its theatrical debut; Eternals appeared after 68 days; Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings debuted on the platform after 70 days. 

The inconsistent releases tally with Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s May 2020 assertion that Disney would evaluate each release individually. He said:

“We very much believe in the value of the theatrical experience overall to launch blockbuster movies. We’re going to evaluate each one of our movies on a case-by-case situation.”

We suspect that Disney will release Avatar: The Way of Water according to its pre-pandemic schedule. Before the coronavirus, it would take around seven months after a film’s theatrical release for it to appear on Disney+. 

Given Avatar’s popularity, we expect it to spend a long time in cinemas, pushing its potential Disney+ debut deeper into 2023. Therefore, we expect Avatar: The Way of Water will appear on Disney+ in July or August 2023. 

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