After breaking the box office record for Titanic and Avatar, James Cameron was anointed King of the blockbuster world, a title he’s not afraid to tout the hard way. In a recent interview with New York Times, The filmmaker said he had “flashed out” with studio executives at 20th Century Fox over the past Avatarrun time and amount of “flying around on ikran.” Cameron’s answer is to play the game Titanic referring to the $1.8 billion box office receipts of his 1997 film.
“And that’s where I just drew a line in the sand and said, ‘You know what? I did Titanic,” He told Time. “’The building we’re meeting right now, this new half-billion dollar complex on your lot? Titanic paid for that, so I had to do this. ‘ And then they thanked me.” Cameron added, “I feel that it is my job to protect their investment, often against their own judgment. But as long as I protect their investment, all is forgiven.”
Avatar would go on to gross over $2.8 billion worldwide following its December 2009 launch, a release month shared by both Titanic and coming soon Avatar: The Road of Water, will hit theaters on December 16, 2022. Although it has been nearly 13 years since the original Pandora spectacle was released, Cameron feels confident that audiences will correctly flock to theaters. because of distance. “I thought I could do a sequel two years later and bomb it because people weren’t related to the characters or the direction of the movie,” he said, citing his success with Alien and Terminator 2—A pair of sequels released seven years after their respective originals. He continued: “I am a little concerned that I have stretched the laces too far, in our fast-paced, modern world, with Avatar 2 coming in the next 12 years. Right up until we dropped the teaser trailer, and we got 148 million views in 24 hours. “
Avatar: The Road of Water will reunite Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), along with their children, as well as the returning cast Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver. New items will include Kate Winslet, Duong Tu Quynh, and Vin Diesel. Filmed on Avatar 3, due in 2024, has also been reported has been completed. As Cameron said to Time: “It’s a tough process when you’re editing a movie and you have to fight for every frame to exist.”