With the launch for Disney+ nearing closer each day, more news of the platform's early content is breaking. Recently, Disney revealed that James Cameron's Avatar would be the latest addition to the streaming service's launch library.
Announced by Cameron himself in a short video released by Disney, the director celebrated the news while on the set of Avatar's sequel. "We hope fans, both old and new, will take the adventure to Pandora when Avatar starts streaming on Disney+," Cameron said. Aside from the film being available when Disney+ launches on November 12, Cameron had no further information to share regarding further installments in the Avatar series.
Along with gaining the film rights to franchises such as the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, Disney acquired Avatar with its purchase of 20th Century Fox over the summer. Since the acquisition, the Hollywood giant has stated that it will begin to focus more on Avatar and its planned sequels.
Originally released in 2009, Avatar was directed by James Cameron. The film starred Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang. Until Avengers: Endgame broke its record, Avatar held the title of highest-grossing film of all time for nearly a decade.
Disney+ releases on November 12 and is priced at $6.99/month or $69.99/year.