Avatar 3: James Cameron reportedly wants a 9-hour movie
Avatar: The Way of the Water has been running in local cinemas since December 14 and inspires viewers over 3 hours of visually stunning gameplay.
13 years lie between the first and the second film. Fans don’t have to wait that long for the third part, because Avatar 3 is long overdue – and this one should have it all.
Will Avatar 3 be an overly long movie?
As the film critic Jeff Sneider revealed in the podcast “The Hot Mic” (from 1:00:40 in the video), cult director James Cameron is said to be leaving the film studios from 20th Century Fox a few days ago the first cut version of the third “Avatar” part – and this should whole 9 hours last for.
“Someone came up and said that Cameron submitted an edit of Avatar 3 last week. The cut was, no joke, 9 hours long. And apparently he insists on the VFX [visual effects] for this cut so that all 9 hours are fully VFXed and only then does he want to cut it.”
While Sneider doesn’t confirm the report himself, his willingness to publish it suggests that there might be some truth to the allegations.
How realistic is a 9 hour Avatar movie?
Not only would such a long season be one logistical challenge for the cinemas – the spectators would also need a lot of staying power for this. Though Cameron would probably have one with it new record set up.
How realistic and sensible such a project is remains to be seen – especially since the Scripts for a fourth and fifth part already finished and should be submitted. Rumors are also circulating two more “Avatar” movies. So there will be more to see from Pandora in the future anyway.
Ultimately, this could be a very long film marathon. Would you watch a 9 hour movie? Feel free to write it in the comments.