James Cameron thinks Avatar 2 is coming too late

James Cameron says he thinks Avatar 2 will do well, but is a little worried that he waited too long to make a sequel.

by Charlene Badasi | published

When Avatar Released in 2009, the pop-cultural landscape looked very different. The popular series was still largely watched on actual television sets and the Marvel Cinematic Universe had only two films on its list. Instead, cinematography was dominated by James Cameron’s mid-22nd century science-fiction epic, when humans who are colonizing Pandora to mine valuable minerals. Now, the director says he’s a little concerned about the wide gap between the original film and Avatar 2,

talking to new York TimesCameron was asked if he had any concerns about how Avatar 2 Its release will perform due to a stagnation of almost 13 years. While Cameron is optimistic about showing interest in the film, he worried that in the era of instant gratification the gap might be slightly larger. “I was a little concerned that I had extended the tether too far, in my fast-paced, modern world,” he told the publication. But his worries were allayed after the teaser trailer got 148 million views in 24 hours. He attributes the lack of numbers and the theory of surprise.

“I think I could have made a sequel after two years and bombed it because people didn’t relate to the characters or the direction of the film,” said the filmmaker. Referring to his experience with the sequel foreign And terminator 2, which were both released with a gap of seven years between him and the original, the 68-year-old isn’t too worried. Although, Avatar 2 With a lot of delay comes—13 years to be exact.

Released in 2009, Avatar It was praised for its groundbreaking visual effects and use of 3D technology. The film soon became the highest-grossing film of all time, beating the 1997 decade. titanic Which was also directed by Cameron. The story follows Sully (Sam Worthington) as she falls in love with Netiri (Zoe Saldana) and their joint efforts to save the planet Pandora. The success of the film initially made the filmmaker hesitant to make subsequent sequels. Fortunately, he had a change of heart and eventually wrote Avatar 2.

Directed by James Cameron, from a script he co-wrote with Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Shane Salerno, Avatar 2 Promises to be an action-packed spectacle that audiences have come to expect from a James Cameron film. The film also features a stellar cast with Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi and Matt Gerald reprising their roles from the original film. New cast members include Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement and Vin Diesel.

Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver as Dr. Augustine Avatar (2009); In Avatar: The Path of Water She will play the role of Na’vi girl Kiri

Interestingly, Stephen Lang is back as Colonel Miles Quarich in the upcoming sequel. The villain, who was hit by two arrows to the chest during an attack on the Tree of Souls, will return as a recombinant – a Navi incarnation with memories of human soldiers. Sigourney Weaver, whose character Dr. Grace Augustine was also destroyed in the original, returns in Avatar 2 Too. But this time she will play a young Na’vi girl named Kiri, who is Jake and Netiri’s adopted daughter.

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar 2 The Sully tells the story of the family, the troubles that follow, the lengths they go to to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they are forced to endure. Avatar: The Path of Water Ready for release on 16th December.


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