Avatar: The Way of Water will hit theaters on December 16, with a third Avatar film – already filming – set to begin shooting in 2024. A fourth film could be released in 2026 if the franchise becomes successful. public, and now a screenwriter. -Director James Cameron has shared some information about season 4.
He told Collider that while he couldn’t go into specifics, Avatar 4—or whatever official title it received—is a movie that “goes well.” A studio executive who read Cameron’s Avatar script told him in an email, “God damn it.”
“I can’t tell you the details, but all I can say is that when I submitted the script for season 2, the studio gave me three pages of notes. And when I submitted the script for season 3, the studio gave me three pages of notes. , they gave me a page note, so I got better. When I submitted the script for 4, the studio executive, the creative executive of the movies wrote me an email reads: ‘God damn it.’ And I said, ‘Well, where are the notes?’ And she said, ‘Those are the notes.’ Because it went bad in a good way, right?”
Cameron previously described Avatar 4 as a “corker” and a “fuck**er.” Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 were shot side-by-side, but Avatar 4 was made or not depends on whether those films were financially successful. Even if they were, Cameron said he can step back and let someone else direct the planned Avatar 4 and Avatar 5.
In Collider’s interview, Cameron said he modeled his Avatar series after Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings, in which Jackson outlined where he wanted the films to go in the first place. This way, Jackson was able to communicate to the actors about their character’s route in the long run.
“So I felt like I had to do the same thing. I had to play this movie as if the books already existed. So the only way for us to do that was to write all the scripts and let it be. the actors read all the scripts and see where their characters are going and what it all means,” Cameron said. “It’s not something that’s doable at the moment, but I think it’s something actors can prepare for their characters.”
2009’s Avatar was the highest-grossing film in history, so The Way of Water has huge shoes to fill. It remains to be seen whether the sequel can match or surpass the box office take of the original, but early box office tracking estimates paint a positive picture. The way of water is expected to make $170 million or more in the US alone by the first weekendwould be a significant increase from the $77 million that the original Avatar made in the US during its 2009 opening weekend.
Cameron has said The Way of Water needs to make about $1 billion to be profitable. He also said The aqueduct was a very bad business decision.
The Way of Water had its premiere in London this week and the first reaction to the film has been overwhelmingly positive. Those who have seen the movie call it “beyond” the first film and “spectacular” in terms of visuals.
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