The legendary director’s previous film, “Avatar,” clocked in under three hours. However, follow-up was set for 3 hours and 12 minutes.
The sequel is three minutes shorter than Cameron’s previous film “Titanic,” which was named the highest-grossing film before “Avatar.”
The director told The Hollywood Reporter he wants the $350 million sequel to be “epic” and gave his opinion at the time that he thinks moviegoers should take a bathroom break during the feature film.
“Anytime they want. They can see the scene they missed when they come to see it again.
Cameron has repeatedly discussed the length of his new film in recent months, says Total Film magazine that there is “more story to serve” in the sequel.
The director also spoke about possible complaints from moviegoers During an interview with Empire magazineHe said he didn’t want critics to “complain” about the runtime.
I could almost write that part of the review. The long, aching three-hour movie… ‘It’s like, ‘Give me a fucking break,'” Cameron said.
“I’ve watched my kids sit and do five an hour [TV show] consecutive episodes. This is the great social shift that needs to happen: It’s OK to get up and pee.”
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