James Cameron believes in the power of his upcoming movie, Avatar: The Way of Water, and that it will become another massive box-office victory. Thirteen years after the original film premiered, the sequel is a testament to Cameron’s love for the creative arts and his passion for ocean exploration.
Most of the time, sequels create pressure for directors because there is this feeling of having to live up to the success of the first movie. And, for someone whose franchise is the all-time highest-grossing movie in the world, the burden might be triple in weight. But, instead of caving into anxiety, Cameron seems quite chill about it.
James Cameron Is Unbothered With The Criticisms Against Avatar 2
In his interview with Variety, James Cameron reveals that he is confident about Avatar 2’s success. If the director managed to brave the depths of the ocean, he could handle any criticisms.
“I don’t worry about it. I don’t think anything one does artistically in life should be determined by the trolls and the naysayers. You just go where you think it makes sense.”
Aside from the Avatar movie, he also directed Titanic and Terminator. His diverse knowledge and experience in filmmaking, not to mention big-time movie franchises, provided some sort of relaxed disposition.
“And you make it, in a sense, for yourself, but my tastes are so kind of blue-collar and general. They’re not esoteric, my personal tastes. If I like my movie, I know other people are gonna like my movie. It’s very simplistic, really, ultimately.”
It almost came as a natural flair for Cameron to write and direct the second installment of Avatar. He loves the ocean so much; in fact, he was the first person to solo dive in the Mariana Trench, the world’s deepest ocean trench.
What To Expect In The Upcoming Avatar 2
James Cameron’s expertise in ocean life will be brought to screens and reflected in the “richness of the colors, the profusion of life, the diversity, the way in which things move, locomotion, all their different schemes.” He even jokingly said that he could make a three-hour movie about a reef, which absolutely proves that Cameron knows exactly what he is doing and his purpose for creating the sequel.
Avatar: The Way of Water will follow the story of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña), and their children as they fight and protect their beloved planet Pandora from outside forces.
Avatar: The Way of Water will arrive in theaters on December 16.