Possible Avatar Runtime & Fan-Made Trailer

Published 6 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:27 am,

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We have two new items related to James Cameron’s sci-fi F/X epic, Avatar. What we’ve seen so far from Avatar has reaffirmed that it’s going to be an eye-popping cinematic experience, touting some “revolutionary” special effects (although time will tell if it lives up to the hype).

Today we have news of a possible runtime for Avatar, by way of producer John Landau, as well as a cool fan-made teaser trailer for the film.

The epic scale and ambition of Cameron’s Avatar seems to suggest that the running time for the movie will be similarly huge. According to Landau, a producer on Avatar (as well as Cameron’s last movie, Titanic), the runtime clocks in at “well over two and half hours.” Another report on the Twitter page Film Crew T-Shirts is claiming that Avatar clocks in at 189 minutes, but as Peter Sciretta over at Slash Film reminds us, an IMAX film in 3D (which Cameron had firmly in mind when making Avatar) can only last a maximum of 160 minutes.

So does that mean the three-plus hour runtime for Avatar mentioned on that Twitter page is going to be be cut down for 3D IMAX, but possibly kept intact for regular screens? I’m fairly sure James Cameron would never allow that to happen to a film that has been more than a fourteen-year passion-project for him.

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Now, I know there has been a lot of pleading, yearning and desperation from fans for an Avatar trailer to finally be released: well today Screen Rant is here to fulfill that need… sort of. What we have for you is NOT AT ALL an official trailer for Avatar, but rather a fan-made trailer, and an impressive fan-made trailer at that.

Since fan-made Avatar trailers are all we have to go on right now, I guess this will have to do. Check it out:

Although I’m pretty sure the official trailer for Avatar will be nothing like this fan-made one, I think you’ll agree the trailer is very well put together. It’s such a great idea to play on the idea that we call this little blue and green planet our home, and yet amongst the millions upon millions of stars out there, one, surely, must resemble Earth in some sort of way. I imagine that was one of the philosophies Cameron himself had in mind when writing Avatar. Overall, I think this trailer is a well done forgery.

What do you think about the runtime of James Cameron’s Avatar possibly being over two and a half, or even three, hours long? Do you think that time will be cut down for IMAX? And what do you make of that fan-made teaser trailer?

Avatar is scheduled to be released on December 18th, 2009.

Sources: /Film and YouTube (Unable to verify original source)

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  1. Oh man the fact that it might be 3 hours long just sucks…if the film is that long then I may just wait til dvd so I can pause the film half way and take a piss brake, but on the postive side most films I’ve seen that are 3 hours long have been awesome(mostly referring to the LOTR trilogy)


    But seriously, this movie was like number 3 on my most anticipated movies of the year list and since my number one Terminator let me down, I’m looking forward to the others on my list.

  3. @Matt
    Hopefully they will have an intermission.

    I’m a Trekker but this is my most anticipated film of the year; I just wish we had a trailer (a real trailer). I can’t see how anyone could believe, with the evidence we have today, that we are the only planet with intelligent life on it. We have trillions upon trillions of stars, and millions upon millions that resemble ours. The odds that there is at least 1 other planet like ours revolving around a star like ours is near %100.

    Just ask Tom Cruise. 8)

  4. The longer the runtime the better. That’s one thing I can appreciate about cameron and bay – they make it worth my ten bucks to go to the theatre.

  5. I believe that the only reason Watchmen did not do so well at the box office is because the running time was about 162 minutes. Surely Avatar’s running time won’t hurt the movie chance of becoming the biggest film of the year.

  6. @BJ Jones

    Um, the running time is most certainly not the only reason failed at the box office. And Cameron’s last film (you know, Titanic, the biggest box office grossing movie, ever) ran over 2 1/2 hours. :)


  7. Countless director’s lost their magic touch after they went into their later years – Stephen Spielberg, Terry Gilliam, John Carpenter, George Lucas…. the list goes on.

    Now only time will tell does Cameron still has his magic touch.

  8. This is one of the reasons i love james cameron. All his movies have long runtimes and there fantastic.
    @ huggybear
    He hasnt lost his tuch titanic great movie and dark angel fantastic show. And as far as i can tell Avatars story sounds great. The only thing id say Cameron is bad at is telling people what his movie is going to be bad, because he basiclly tod the story of avatar at E3

  9. I too prefer (as hud do) movies, especially blockbusters that have long runtimes, and by that I’m referring to at least 140 min.
    But of course, the’ve got to be pretty damned good since otherwise one could get bored a lot.
    Personally, I have thought for a few months that this film will possibly cross the 3 hour barrier.

  10. The longer runtime the better, after all the work Cameron has put into this film I wouldn’t want to sit and watch a 90 minute film, it would be such a waste.

    Michelle Rodriguez is in this?