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‘Gonna watch Avatar 2 3 months from now on an Iphone’: James Cameron’s Declaration of War on Streaming Gets No Takers as Fans Get Too Comfortable With Streaming at Home

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The war between traditions and modernism continues as James Cameron is not too comfortable with streaming services. With Avatar: The Way of Water relishing in the success at box office theaters, people eagerly await a release date on streaming platforms.

Director James Cameron is not so keen on bringing his magnum opus on an online platform. Declaring a war on streaming services, Cameron claimed that people need to go to theaters instead of sitting in their homes.

James Cameron urges people to go to theaters.
James Cameron urges people to go to theaters.

James Cameron’s Declaration of War For Streaming Platforms

At the moment of writing, James Cameron’s magnum opus Avatar: The Way of Water is on its way to achieving the $2 billion mark. With the much-loved reception that the Titanic director is getting for his film, he declared a war on streaming platforms.

A still from James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water (2022).
A still from James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water (2022).

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In an interview with Variety, James Cameron talked about the success of Avatar 2 and how he wished that people would go to the theaters. Calling them lazy, the Terminator director stated that he is tired of people sitting at home. He remarked that people, as a society, should go to movie theaters.

“I’m not thinking of it in those terms. I’m thinking of it in the terms of we’re going back to theaters around the world. They’re even going back to theaters in China where they’re having this big COVID surge. We’re saying as a society, ‘We need this! We need to go to theaters.’ Enough with the streaming already! I’m tired of sitting on my ass.”

People did not take too kindly to the message, they started trolling the director on Twitter. Claiming that Avatar: The Way of Water will eventually be released on streaming platforms, people seemed to disobey James Cameron.

Along with the trolling, several tweets also stated high ticket prices and other factors that influenced them to switch towards streaming services. It is, however, remarkable that Avatar: The Way of Water crossed the $1.5 billion mark in a few weeks since its release on 16th December 2022. According to reports, however, James Cameron is not done with the Avatar franchise since he is already planning an Avatar universe.

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James Cameron Is Already Developing Avatar 3

James Cameron is already planning sequels to Avatar: The Way of Water.
James Cameron is already planning sequels to Avatar: The Way of Water.

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With the billions of dollars that Avatar: The Way of Water is raking in, the Aliens director stated that they will break even in a few days. Talking on an episode of Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace? the director revealed his plans for a sequel to his current magnum opus. Cameron further insinuated that he “can’t wiggle out of this” and will have to do those sequels.

“It looks like with the momentum that the film has now that we’ll easily pass our break even in the next few days, so it looks like I can’t wiggle out of this and I’m gonna have to do these other sequels. I know what I’m going to be doing the next six or seven years.”

With his declaration of war on streaming platforms, it is uncertain whether Avatar: The Way of Water will be released digitally onto OTT platforms.

As for now, Avatar: The Way of Water is currently screening in theaters across the world.

Source: Variety

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.