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‘Blatantly Ripping Off Lord of the Rings Now?’: Tolkien Fans Unhappy After James Cameron Reveals Avatar Sequels Were Inspired By Tolkien-verse


Director James Cameron is arguably one of the most successful filmmakers around today. One of his best films ever, Avatar made an insane amount of money at the Box Office worldwide. Moreover, the plan to make four sequels to the film seems incredible.

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Director James Cameron Reveals That Avatar Sequels Were Inspired By Tolkien-verse

James Cameron talks about the Avatar sequels
James Cameron

Recently, in a conversation with Empire, director James Cameron revealed that the making of the Avatar sequels was inspired by Lord Of The Rings. The director said:

 “What I said to the Fox regime at the time was, ‘I’ll do it, but we’ve got to play a larger game here. I don’t want to just do a movie and do a movie and do a movie. I want to tell a bigger story’,”  “I said, ‘Imagine a series of novels like The Lord Of The Rings existed, and we’re adapting them.’ Now, that was great in theory, but then I had to go create the frickin’ novels from which to adapt it.”

The director then went on to reveal the foresight and planning that went into the Avatar sequels. He said:

“I had to think long and hard whether I even wanted to make another Avatar film, because it was kind of ours to lose,” “When you’ve done something that’s been that transcendent in terms of success, do you really want to go try and do that again? There’s a lot of pressure on it. I thought about it for a good two years before we finally made a deal.”

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Fans Express Their Dismay

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However, fans on Twitter seemed angry at the director. There were many negative responses to this conversation. Here are a few such Tweets:

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It seems that Cameron’s enthusiasm toward the Avatar sequels isn’t shared by everyone. Nevertheless, the films seem to be an exciting prospect and director James Cameron has the talent to replicate the success of the original.

Avatar: The Way of Water is scheduled for release on December 16, 2022, in the United States. 

Source: Empire

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Written by Angad Singh

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