will be available to stream on both Disney+ and Max (the new name for HBO Max) on June 7th. It’s a bit unusual to see a major, recent movie land on two platforms at the same time, but there was in place between 20th Century Studios, which Disney has since 2019, and HBO for streaming rights to certain theatrical releases.
The sequel to 2009’s Avatar hit theaters in December and it went on to become the third highest-grossing movie of all time (as long as you don’t factor inflation in). Director James Cameron in The Way of Water, with action-filled scenes typically playing at 48 frames per second to make them look smoother. More tranquil scenes appeared to run at 24 fps. The frames were doubled in those parts of the movie to make it seem as though they played at the frame rate we’re used to seeing in theaters.
Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that there will be an option to stream the film at higher frame rates at home anytime soon. Still, those who’ve been waiting for Avatar: The Way of Water to pop up on Disney+ or Max only have a few weeks longer to wait.