Avatar: The Way of Water is a 2022 American epic science fiction film directed by James Cameron, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver based on a story co-written by the trio with Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno.
It is the sequel to Avatar (2009) and the second installment in the Avatar film series, produced by Lightstorm Entertainment and TSG Entertainment and distributed by 20th Century Studios.
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Is Avatar 2 on Disney Plus?
Avatar 2 isn't currently available on Disney+, but it will be added after its theatrical run, joining the original Avatar so you can watch them both at home.
When Will Avatar 2 Be on Disney Plus?
Avatar 2 does not yet have a Disney+ release date, but we can say with certainty that it will not be available until 2023, possibly even in the second half of the year.
The original Avatar was in theatres for a whopping 34 weeks (234 days), steadily amassing a record-breaking worldwide gross thanks to positive word-of-mouth and frequent rewatches.
Who's in the Cast of Avatar 2? New and Returning Characters
The following Avatar 2: The Way of Water cast members have been confirmed.
- Sam Worthington as Jake Sully
- Zoe Saldaña as Neytiri
- Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch
- Giovanni Ribisi as Parker Selfridge
- Joel David Moore as Dr Norm Spellman
- Vin Diesel as TBC
- Edie Falco as General Ardmore
- Michelle Yeoh as Dr Karina Mogue
- Jemaine Clement as Dr Ian Garvin
- Cliff Curtis as Tonowari
- Kate Winslet as Ronal
- Sigourney Weaver as Kiri
- CCH Pounder as Mo'at
- Jamie Flatters as Neteyam
- Britain Dalton as Lo'ak
- Trinity Bliss as Tuktirey (“Tuk”)
- Bailey Bass as Tsireya (“Reya”)
- Filip Geljo as Aonung
- Duane Evans Jr. as Rotxo
- Dileep Rao as Dr Max Patel
- Matt Gerald as Corporal Lyle Wainfleet
- Jack Champion as Javier “Spider” Socorro
- Brendan Cowell as Captain Mick Scoresby
- Oona Chaplin as Varang
- CJ Jones as TBC
Avatar 2 Disney+Release Date Predictions
Given that Avatar: The Way of Water was released in theatres on December 16, it is unlikely that the film will be available on Disney+ until February or March of 2023.
While Disney+ eventually becomes home to films from Walt Disney Studios brands, major blockbusters are often not available on the streaming platform for at least 60 days after their theatrical release.
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Using the 60-day window as a starting point, the earliest Avatar 2 could arrive on Disney+ would be February 14; however, that date seems unlikely given it's a Tuesday.
It's also unlikely that Disney will go with a shorter exclusive theatrical window for Avatar 2 given the film's budget and the studio's desire to make as much money as possible at the box office.
We'd be at the 75-day mark on March 1. So it appears that Disney will release Avatar: The Way of Water around that time, possibly in late February or early March.
When Will Avatar 2 Be Streaming Online?
Prior to 2020, films released in theatres would typically have a 90-day window before becoming available on VOD or Blu-Ray/DVD.
Since 2020, Disney has released some films in theatres and on streaming simultaneously (Black Widow and Raya and the Last Dragon both received “Premier Access” (additional cost) options on Disney+).
In recent years, the theatrical window for some of 2022's most anticipated films has shrunk. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness debuted on Disney+ 47 days after its theatrical debut. Thor Love and Thunder were available to stream 62 days after its theatrical release, expanding the release slightly a few months later.
Director James Cameron's track record suggests that this will be a historically successful sequel. The global box office performance is crucial in determining when Avatar 2 will be available on Disney+.
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Avatar 2 Trailer
Along with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which premiered in theatres in May, Disney released the first teaser trailer. The trailer is embedded below.