“A master at the peak of his powers”: James Cameron Breathes a Sigh of Relief After Guillermo del Toro Calls Avatar 2 a Masterpiece as Film Needs to Earn More Than $2B to Make Profit

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Guillermo del Toro praised James Cameron for Avatar: The Way of Water. So far, James Cameron has not revealed the budget for the highly anticipated sequel of the 2009 film. The director, however, has claimed that it needs to take over the third or fourth highest-grossing film to be considered a commercial success. It led to speculations that the budget of Avatar 2 could be around $400 million, which would make it the most expensive movie after the 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

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However, the ongoing trend of movies failing commercially at the box office has led to doubts over Avatar 2 crossing the milestone set by the director. But he must have been relieved after the Academy Award winner, Guillermo del Toro shared his reviews for the sequel.

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Guillermo del Toro Calls Avatar 2 a Staggering Achievement

Guillermo del Toro had the opportunity to see the highly anticipated sequel of the 2009 film. The Mexican filmmaker shared his views on Avatar: The Way of Water. Replying to producer Jon Landau’s post on Twitter, del Toro called the film a staggering achievement.

He also called James Cameron a “master at the peak of his powers.” “A staggering achievement- AVATAR TWOW is choke-full of majestic Vistas and emotions at an epic, epic scale. A master at the peak of his powers…” the Pinocchio director said in his Twitter post.

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James Cameron and Guillermo del Toro

The tweet from Guillermo del Toro came in support of the film. The positive review of the film coming from Guillermo del Toro himself is seen as a better sign for the sequel. Fans are saying the review is “the ultimate seal of approval” and the film can achieve the set targets easily.


Guillermo del Toro’s recent film Pinocchio has been receiving praise for presenting the story from a different perspective. The film was released earlier this week and will be available on Netflix from December 9.

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Avatar: The Way of Water is Officially Finished

The producer of Avatar 2, Jon Landau shared a tweet announcing that the sequel is finally finished. Landau shared a picture with crew members and the director James Cameron and announced the wrap-up on social media. Producer Jon Landau thanked everyone for their contributions to the film as he shared that “work on Avatar: The Way of Water is finally complete.”

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“Congratulations to the entire Avatar: The Way of Water family. Yesterday we completed our final mix and picture mastering and I snapped this picture of our post-finishing team. I am thankful to every one of you for your contributions to the film.”

Before The Way of Water, James Cameron and Jon Landau worked together on the 1997 Titanic. It ended up being the first film to earn $1 billion at the box office worldwide. Director James Cameron has said that Avatar: The Way of Water can be longer than expected as it explores characters, story, relationships, and emotions

Avatar has three more sequels planned in the franchise. The third film is also reportedly completed. However, the future of the fourth and fifth films will depend on the performance of the first two sequels.

Avatar: The Way of Water is set to release on 16 December 2022.


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Source: IndieWire


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