‘Titanic’ is returning to Netflix in July, days after OceanGate tragedy
(Credit: Netflix)

Film News

'Titanic' is returning to Netflix in July, days after OceanGate tragedy

The James Cameron classic Titanic, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, is set to make a return to Netflix on July 1st. The decision has sparked mixed reactions.

This announcement comes shortly after the tragic incident involving the OceanGate Titan submersible, which claimed the lives of five crew members during an expedition to the wreckage of the Titanic. 

While some social media users have criticised Netflix, suggesting that the timing of the release is insensitive and a ploy to boost viewership, others believe that it may simply be a response to popular demand.

Director James Cameron, who has extensively explored the Titanic, commented on the tragedy, “I’m struck by the similarity of the Titanic disaster itself, where the captain was repeatedly warned about ice ahead of his ship, and yet, he steamed up full speed into an ice field on a moonless night, and many people died as a result.

“And for a very similar tragedy, where warnings went unheeded, to take place at the same exact site, with all the diving that’s going on all around the world, I think it’s just astonishing, it’s really quite surreal,” noted Cameron.

The submersible, operated by OceanGate Expeditions, encountered communication issues and lost contact with its surface ship just over an hour into its descent. Debris from the submersible has been located approximately 12,500 feet underwater. Investigations are now underway to determine the cause of the incident.

DiCaprio and Winslet’s Titanic starts streaming on Netflix from July 1st.