Almost a decade later, the original Avatar returns to theatres worldwide on September 23 in a remastered 4K High Dynamic Range. The news of the re-release comes roughly about three months prior to the release of the movie’s sequel, Avatar: The Way Of Water, which is slated to be screened on December 16, 2022.
Pegged as one of the most anticipated sequels of the year, the idea of re-releasing the original Avatars makes a great deal of sense as it offers room for fans to catch up on the forgotten parts of the movie before moving on to the latest offering.
While a theatrical release seems like an exciting idea to some, several others would love to stream it and watch the movie within the cozy confines of their home. That said, it’s a bit of a bummer to note that the original movie has been removed from the Disney+ application, which offers an array of movies and series from the Marvel Universe. Yes, you read that right. Without any prior notice or announcement, the (original Avatars) movie in question has mysteriously disappeared from the platform!
According to the reports, the move could be attributed to makers wanting to encourage fans to watch the original movie in theatres, when it drops. On the other hand, rumors are rife that the original will return to the OTT platform at the time of the sequel’s release.
However, if you’re keen on watching it online, it will be a good idea to opt for it via rental service applications like Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, and YouTube.
The first Avatar movie follows the journey of a disabled mariner, who travels to a moon named Pandora. But his mind is engineered in a body of a Na’vi species so that he can infiltrate that tribe. Amid all this, he falls in love with a female there. The movie earned approximately $2,84 billion globally in 2009 when it first released.
Avatar 2 will inaugurate the series of sequels up until 2028, when the 5th installment of the movie will be released. Speaking of the same, filmmaker James Cameron said, “Anything that had to be done with a specific actor, we did all the scenes for 2 and 3 together – and a little bit of 4. I had to shoot the kids out. They’re allowed to age six years in the middle of the story on page 25 of movie 4. So, I needed everything before then, and then everything after, we’ll do later.”
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