The home entertainment release of James Cameron’s movie Avatar: The Way of Water is set for March 28.
Three hours of supplementary content covering subjects including performance capture, developing Pandora’s underwater habitat, introducing the Metkayina reef clan, and casting the young actors who will be joining the franchise in Way of Water will be made available as part of the release by Disney and 20th Century. It also delves deeply into the editing stage at the New Zealand visual effects studio Weta, investigates how the cast practiced becoming Na’vi by living off the land in Hawaii and devotes a whole part to Spider, the character portrayed by actor Jack Champion. The documentaries also go into detail about the stunts, Cameron’s virtual production crew at Lightstorm Entertainment, and the Troupe, a group of actors who take on the roles of numerous characters throughout the movie.
The Way of Water‘s Blu-ray, Disney+, and digital rental release dates will be revealed later.
The theatrical window for The Way of Water is more than 100 days, which is unusual in modern times and harkens back to a time before the coronavirus broke windows and frequently dropped them to 45 days or less. Similar to Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount, the movie kept playing in theaters and ended up grossing $2.2 billion worldwide.
Disney has scheduled three additional Avatar movies for release in 2024, 2026, and 2028.