Avatar: The Way of Water is the biggest blockbuster that debuted in the post-COVID-19 era, and fans are eager to know the James Cameron-directed blockbuster’s Disney Plus release date. While producers haven’t officially announced it yet, there is some speculation that might help identify when Avatar 2 will release on the platform..
When is Avatar: The Way of Water coming out on Disney Plus?
Fans can expect to see Avatar: The Way of Water coming out on Disney Plus around July 5, 2023.
While Disney hasn’t confirmed this exact date, we can make a reasonable estimate based on previous releases on the streaming services. The movie hit the digital market on March 28, 2023, more than 90 days after its theatrical release on December 16, 2022. Another 90 days might likely pass until Avatar: The Way of Water comes to Disney Plus, allowing the producers to maximize the digital release — which came with plenty of bonus content — earnings.
Additionally, Disney Plus releases its biggest movies on Wednesdays. Thus July 5 seems to be the likeliest date fans should expect to see the film. Usually, Disney Plus subscribers can watch their favorite movies roughly 90 days after their theatrical release. With the Avatar sequel, producers took a different route, making it the longest release in the streamer’s history.
We’ll update this article once there is an official Avatar: The Way of Water Disney Plus release date.
“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 (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), 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,” reads the official synopsis.
Avatar: The Way of Water was directed and co-written by Cameron, who started the franchise with 2009’s Avatar. The cast saw the return of Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Joel David Moore, Stephen Lang, and Sigourney Weaver, among others. Additional cast members include Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, and more.
The movie grossed over $2.3 billion at the box office, one of the biggest successes in movie history. Fans can expect more Avatar movies in the future, with Avatar 3 already having an attempted release date on December 20, 2024, Avatar 4 set for December 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 on December 22, 2028.