Today social media is a hive of activity in abroad territories where Disney started distribution on a restored version of James Cameron’s original 2009 Avatar, and as moviegoers are given early previews of the impending sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water.
There looks to be a brief sight of Avatar: The Way of Water tacked onto the end of Avatar, according to numerous Twitter posts. The studio isn’t commenting on this, though. Additionally, it is obvious that the footage being shown varies based on the market and/or the cinema. A positive response is quite universal (see a selection of tweets below).
With the exception of Spain (where it will be released on September 30), together with China, and Russia, all other overseas markets will receive Avatar this weekend. Today’s notable rereleases of Avatar took place in Korea and France. Over 8,000 screens offshore will show the 4K high dynamic range version, with over 50% of them showing 3D. The North American release is on Friday.
It is unknown if this sample of Way of Water will be available in every area, but it makes sense given that Disney is piqueing interest in the much-awaited sequel.
The first Avatar has earned more than $2.847 billion globally, making it the most successful movie ever. Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang, Zoe Saldana, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver are among the cast members of the film Avatar, which was written, directed, and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau.
The first of numerous anticipated sequels, Avatar: The Way of Water, debuts worldwide on December 14 and arrives in North America on December 16.