James Cameron is known for his Oscar-winning, record-breaking filmmaking. We have witnessed him making roaring profits from his movies, such as the Aliens, Titanic and Avatar series. The legendary filmmaker is here again with the sequel of another blockbuster, Avatar.
The first Avatar was released in 2009, making a hit at the box office. The impact of this inimitable movie is everlasting in the hearts and minds of sci-fi fans. Now, Cameron candidly expresses his expectation from the upcoming sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water. He foresees his sequel to touching the sky in the box office prospects.
The original epic flick dominated global box offices and reached the milestone of the ever highest-grossing movie. Now, once again, Cameron is about to take a giant leap with the Avatar franchise. He is all set up to present four sequels of the original movie, the first due to release on December 16, 2022. After that, the next ones in line are expected to touch the big screen over the next six years.
For utmost sci-fi and Cameron fans, the four more ground-breaking Avatar films are a dream come true. Cameron’s films have proven to be popular with a wide audience, and not just for a niche or limited audience.
Cameron has a massive fan following who deems the 67-year-old as a filmmaker who can never go wrong. Therefore, the thought that Avatar: The Way of Water will be anything short of a blockbuster is unimaginable for the fans. On the other hand, some people feel that time has put a coat of rust on the collective memory of Cameron’s original Avatar. Therefore, the sequels can fail viewers’ expectations with massive underperformance. In addition, the coronavirus pandemic has created uncertainty at the box office. These questions and debates will continue until December when Avatar 2 officially launches. At that point, new questions and discussions are certain to arise.
Cameron is the only person fans would expect to point out the risks behind Avatar: The Way of Water. Slash Film reports that Cameron, Avatar’s director, has spoken out to Empire in an interview. He calls his decision not to make four sequels a mistake. The dumbest business case in history.” Cameron clarifies that the element of risk is always there, regardless of an IP of Avatar’s stature: “If we did 20 percent or 30 percent less because the market simply doesn’t exist anymore, that would be bad. The trolls will have it that nobody gives a s***. They can’t remember the characters’ names or one damn thing that happened in the movie … Then they see the movie again and go, ‘Oh okay, excuse me, let me just shut the f*** up right now.’ So, I’m not worried about that.”
It might seem odd to think Cameron is publicly admitting his Avatar plans are risky. However, it’s difficult to predict what Cameron would do next if the first sequel fails, considering the amount of work that has been done on the sequels. The smart money is on Avatar ‘The Way of Water’ doing extremely well. Many people watched the film simply to see it, just as they did with the original Avatar in 2009. Cameron has once again challenged the boundaries by developing underwater motion capture technology. Avatar 2 will be visually captivating.