Tick tock tick tock, that’s it, we’re almost there. It is indeed this Wednesday, December 14 thatAvatar: The Way of Water will be released in cinemas across France. 13 years after the first part, the public will have the pleasure of finding Jake and Neytir who have now founded their own family.
James Cameron shares his doubts about Avatar
In the middle of a promotional tour, James Cameron was asked about a subject that tickles fans of the saga. A bit like what Disney is already doing with its Marvel and Star Wars franchises, could it be that Avatar is also available as a TV series?
James Cameron did not evade the question, and his answer is quite clear: “The problem with these CGI characters is that they’re so expensive and difficult to create that it doesn’t really work for television. Now, come back in 10 years, with a lot of deep learning machine. Insert it into our pipeline, and that’s what we hope to do, over time. »
And the legendary filmmaker adds: “We might be able to get to a series, but that doesn’t interest me right now. » Phew, the door is therefore not definitively closed, but we understand that this is clearly not his priority.
The possible sequels to Avatar will actually depend on the success of this new component at the global box office. The film would indeed have cost a fortune, and the sum of 400 million dollars is mentioned. To recover the costs, it will be necessary to make a real card.
Avatar “it’s fucking expensive” to produce
James Cameron himself recently explained: “It’s fucking expensive. This film is the worst example in the history of cinema. It will have to reach the third or fourth best box office in history to be profitable. This is our break-even point. »
He did not emphasize elsewhere: “Ok, we end the story with a 3rd film, and there’s no need to go further if it’s not profitable”. The director therefore doubts aloud the success of this new production, especially since “The world has changed since we wrote these films. There have been two successive blows: the pandemic and the rise of streaming. Or maybe the other way around, people will remember what it’s like to go to the movies. »
On your side, will you go to the cinema for this great return of Avatar? Tell us in the comments.