Avatar: The Way of Water Runtime Revealed: 3 hours plus

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You would think that James Cameron to be . break Avatar sequels would mean shorter run times, but no – we’re just getting multiple epics. The Hollywood Reporter has the official term of Avatar: The way of the water, and it clocks in at 3 hours and 10 minutes.

In Avatar: The way of the water, we pick up the Sully family led by Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), who have expanded to include children of their own. Sigourney Weaver returns with the voice of Kiri, who brings the reborn spirit of Dr. Grace Augustine appears to be wearing (her character from the first film). We recently saw images at D23 Expo which focused on the Sully kids and lots of fancy schmancy underwater 3D that looked like it was going to walk into the expo hall.

There was also the revelation that the franchise’s main villain, Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang), has somehow returned as a mature Na’vi warrior leader of a splinter group. Na’vi Quaritch seems to continue his colonization agenda from the first film, as Jake and Neytiri reach out to other clans to form a powerful opposition to the rising threat.

Avatar: The way of the water is due on December 16.

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