Avatar: The Way of Water is coming to Disney Plus and HBO Max very soon

Avatar: The Way of Water
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Avatar: The Way of Water is coming to HBO Max and Disney Plus next month.

The ultra-successful sequel will become available to stream on Max (the new name for HBO Max and Discovery Plus's joint streaming service) and Disney Plus.

Avatar: The Way of Water has made $2.2433 billion at the global box office since it was released in December 2022. The only two movies above the sequel in the all-time rankings are the first Avatar movie at $2.9 billion and Avengers: Endgame at $2.7 billion. It's now the third-highest-grossing movie of all time, overtaking Titanic, another James Cameron movie. Cameron is also the first director to have three movies cross the mark (unadjusted for inflation).

Set over a decade after the events of 2009's Avatar, the sequel picks up with human-turned-Na'vi Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) living in domestic bliss with their four children, the war with humanity a distant memory. That is, until the RDA returns – with some familiar faces in tow. The Sullys flee to the coastal region of Pandora in an attempt to evade the RDA, and try to make a home by the ocean. 

Avatar 3 is in post-production, with producer Jon Landau revealing that Act I of Avatar 4 has already been filmed. From what we know so far, the movie will introduce the volcano-dwelling "Ash People" clan.

Avatar 3 is slated for a 2024 release date, with Avatar 4 set to follow in 2026. A fifth Avatar movie is planned for 2028. For more, check out our list of the most exciting upcoming movies in 2023 and beyond, or, skip straight to the good stuff with our list of movie release dates.

Lauren Milici
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