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“Female warrior who’s six months pregnant in battle”: James Cameron Claims Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman Never Showed Women Empowerment as well as He Did in Avatar 2

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With the sequel to the highly acclaimed and the most commercially successful film of all time finally released in theatres after almost a decade, James Cameron has brought everything that he had in his arsenal. Bringing a whole new filmmaking procedure and setting new benchmarks in the use of CGI in movies, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the wait of more than ten years for the sequel was all worth it.

Avatar: The Way of Water
A still from Avatar: The Way of Water

Bringing familiar faces from the first movie, the sequel also introduced a whole new side of the exosolar planet Pandora. The introduction to the oceans and sandy beaches, the movie also introduces a whole new tribe of the Na’vi race that resides on Pandora in the form of the Metkayina clan who reside in these wetlands. Along with this, Cameron has also gone a step further with a beautiful representation of a female warrior creating another life inside her with the introduction of Kate Winslet’s Ronal.

James Cameron Claims His Representation Of Women Empowerment Is The Finest!

Avatar: The Way of Water by James Cameron
Ronal and Tonowari in Avatar: The Way of Water

As the long-awaited sequel to the film Avatar continues to wreak havoc at the box office and in the critics’ reviews, director James Cameron cannot contain his pride and joy for the film’s success. With more than a decade of fine-tuning every aspect of the film to make it perfect. Along with the breathtaking CGI and commendable screenwriting, the Terminator director also points out how he has contributed to showcasing a strong woman in the movie with the help of an old colleague.

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As Titanic star Kate Winslet returns to work with her former director in Avatar: The Way of Water, she made sure that her character would become a beacon and a symbol of strength to women all around the world. As she plays the character of Ronal, who is the spiritual leader of the Metkayina clan and a warrior of her tribe, she is depicted as a natural leader with her husband Tonowari.

During the whole movie, she is shown to be expecting a child, but instead of sitting in one place, she’s depicted engaging in battle with the RDA and holding her own. With this type of character portrayal, Cameron claims that it’s the finest representation of the Women’s Empowerment movement, which is far more impactful than superheroes like Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel. During a conversation with Robert Rodriguez on Variety, Cameron said:

“But what is such a big part of a woman’s life that we, as men, don’t experience? And I thought, ‘Well, if you’re really going to go all the way down the rabbit hole of female empowerment, let’s have a female warrior who’s six months pregnant in battle’. I thought, ‘Let’s take the real boundaries off’. To me, it was the last bastion that you don’t see. Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel — all these other amazing women come up, but they’re not moms and they’re not pregnant while they’re fighting evil.”

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What’s Next For The Avatar Franchise?

Avatar 2 continues the epic legacy of James Cameron's vision
Avatar: The Way of Water continues the epic legacy of James Cameron’s vision

With the smashing success of the film already apparent from the weekend box office record, it is safe to assume that Avatar: The Way of Water is on its way to following in the footsteps of the first film. With James Cameron revealing that the third installment of the film already finishing production, it’s a safe bet to assume that we still have a lot to explore on Pandora with Jake Sully and his family, as they traverse the planet to find a place they can call home.

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Source: Variety

Written by Deepak Bisht

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