Avatar is set to return to theatres in September. Just in time to build anticipation for Avatar: The Way of Water, the second Avatar film in 13 years. On Tuesday, Disney announced that James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi epic, Avatar, will be re-released in India, the United States, the United Kingdom, and around the world on September 23. The American entertainment behemoth announced that Avatar would be available in 4K HDR, which Disney India echoed. Gadgets 360 has reached out to PVR, INOX, and Cinepolis to inquire about the number of 4K HDR screens available in India.
In addition, Disney has released a new poster and trailer for Avatar’s 4K HDR re-release. While the new 90-second Avatar trailer is unfortunately not available in 4K, it does reveal that despite the fact that the film is old, given the dated and half-convincing VFX, Avatar will be available in 3D and “all formats.” The latter obviously refers to IMAX 3D, RealD 3D, and any other (3D) theatrical screening options available in your area. With the release of Avatar in 2009, Cameron made a big push for 3D. Though not everyone is as enthusiastic about 3D today, Cameron continues to advocate for it as a more immersive experience. This is expected to continue with the rest of Cameron’s Avatar films.
Avatar, written and directed by Cameron, starred Sam Worthington as disabled former Marine Jake Sully, Zoe Saldaa as Na’vi clan Omaticaya leaders’ daughter Neytiri, Stephen Lang as mining operation chief Colonel Miles Quaritch, Michelle Rodriguez as Avatar Program combat pilot Trudy Chacón, and Sigourney Weaver as Avatar Program exobiologist head Dr. Grace Augustine.Avatar won three Oscars, including Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, and Best Visual Effects. Avatar’s worldwide gross was briefly surpassed by Avengers: Endgame, but a Chinese re-release during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic saw Cameron’s film reclaim the top spot in March 2021.
Avatar returns to theatres on September 23 in India and around the world. It will be followed by Avatar: The Way of Water on December 16.