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“He had to do another Bourne film”: James Cameron Told Matt Damon to Suck it Up After He Lost Avatar Lead Role To Sam Worthington

"He had to do another Bourne film": James Cameron Told Matt Damon to Suck it Up After He Lost Avatar Lead Role To Sam Worthington

James Cameron has been breaking records with his new film, Avatar: The Way of Water. With the film being the sixth highest-grossing film of all time, the Oscar-winning director now has three films under the highest-grossing chart. And while the director is enjoying the massive success of the film, Matt Damon has been regretting a decision he made over a decade ago. Cameron first offered the lead role of Jake Sully to Damon.

Avatar 2 thrives in its epic storytelling
A still from Avatar: The Way of Water

However, due to his busy schedule, he had to reject the offer. And once the film was released, the Jason Bourne star could do nothing but regret the decision he made. And the Avatar director had the best advice for him when asked if he’s seen Matt Damon lately.

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James Cameron Advices Matt Damon to Get Over It

In 2019, Matt Damon revealed that he had to reject James Cameron’s offer to star in the 2009 science fiction as he was busy with The Bourne Ultimatum. He shared that the Titanic director offered him 10% of the movie, but Cameron wanted to start filming during the post-production of The Bourne Ultimatum.

Matt Damon
Matt Damon

Explaining that the post-production “needed [him] to be around,” he rejected the offer. However, it went on to become one of his biggest regrets as he turned down the offer to work with the Oscar-winning director. And James Cameron has advised the Stillwater star to get over it.

During his interview with BBC Radio 1, Cameron was asked if he had a conversation with Matt Damon. The True Lies director replied, “He is beating himself up over this.”

James Cameron
James Cameron

He then advised Matt Damon to “get over it” as he is still one of the biggest movie stars. He then said that he had to “regretfully decline” the offer as he was busy with “another Bourne film.”

However, to bring “equilibrium” to the world, he promised a Matt Damon cameo in the upcoming films in the franchise. But sadly, the offer to have 10% of the film would not be applicable for the cameo.

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Avatar: The Way of Water Continues its Record-Breaking Journey

Avatar: The Way of Water has been breaking records since its release in December 2022. Last week, the film overtook Spider-Man: No Way Home as the sixth highest-grossing film of all time by grossing $1.92 Billion worldwide. And now it has become the sixth film to cross the $2 billion mark worldwide.

Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)
Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)

According to Deadline, the sequel reached $2.024 billion this weekend. The report also claimed that The Way of Water will overtake the next two films, Avengers: Infinity War and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in the highest-grossing films chart.

With a $1.426 billion collection in overseas markets, the sequel has also become the fourth highest-grossing film in overseas markets followed by Avatar, Endgame, and Titanic. As The Way of Water topped the $2 billion mark worldwide, it has become the third James Cameron film to gross $2 billion worldwide.

Avatar: The Way of Water is playing in theatres.

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Source: BBC Radio 1

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.