For a decade, James Cameron’s AVATAR dominated supreme because the worldwide box-office king, however the movie was lately dethroned when AVENGERS: ENDGAME took the highest spot simply months in the past. Cameron congratulated Marvel Studios on the time with a picture of Iron Man surrounded by the woodsprites from AVATAR, however how did the director actually really feel when he heard the information?
Whereas talking with Deadline, James Cameron mentioned that his first response to AVENGERS: ENDGAME besting AVATAR’s box-office was one among optimism.
It offers me loads of hope. Avengers: Endgame is demonstrable proof that individuals will nonetheless go to film theaters. The factor that scared me most about making Avatar 2 and Avatar three was that the market may need shifted a lot that it merely was now not attainable to get folks that enthusiastic about going and sitting in a darkish room with a bunch of strangers to observe one thing.
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“I’m simply glad it nonetheless exists as a result of I’m all concerning the huge display screen,” Cameron continued. “Not that I wouldn’t do one thing for streaming the place you will get into the characters another way however what I really like essentially the most to do is to create that utterly type of subsuming expertise the place you flip off your telephone and also you have interaction. You as an viewers member have interaction for 2 hours or two and a half hours, no matter it’s. And that also exists!” So far as Cameron’s 4 AVATAR sequels go, what are the chances that they handle to take the crown again from AVENGERS: ENDGAME? Even Cameron is not positive. “Will Avatar 2 and three be capable to create that type of success within the zeitgeist? Who is aware of. We’re attempting. Perhaps we do, perhaps we don’t, however the level is, it’s nonetheless attainable,” the director mentioned. “I’m comfortable to see it, versus an alternate state of affairs the place, with the speedy availability, custom-designed expertise that everyone can create for themselves with streaming companies and all of the completely different platforms, that [theatrical potential] may not have existed anymore.“
AVATAR 2 is slated to hit theaters on December 17, 2021, adopted by AVATAR three on December 22, 2023, and AVATAR four and AVATAR 5 on December 19, 2025 and December 17, 2027 respectively. Lots of opportunies to rack up these box-office billions, however I am nonetheless not satisfied that audiences are fairly that hungry for extra AVATAR.