James Cameron Shows the Bird to Crowd that Boos Him For Not Signing Autographs: Disrespectful or Badass?

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James Cameron did not flinch after a swarm of people at the movie’s premiere started booing him, instead, he gave them the finger and drove off. The Avatar director just left the WGA building in Beverly Hills when fans and paparazzi started asking him to sign their autographs.

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Cameron is either not in the mood to entertain fans, rushing off to someplace else, or bummed after the movie’s opening night was not as colossal as expected. Whatever the reason for the director’s upset attitude, people immediately noticed it. They booed him and even said, “F**k Avatar!

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Avatar Director James Cameron Swears At Fans At The Movie’s Premiere

At this point, it is clear that both parties have said and done something disrespectful. The crowd booed Cameron for refusing their request. Perhaps he does not like signing autographs, and people have to respect that. A Redditor mentioned that this crowd is actually not fans but a couple of “dudes who follow celebrities with stacks of memorabilia to sign and then go sell it on eBay.”

If this is the case, then the director does not owe them anything. While Cameron’s gesture is inappropriate, it is also a way to put these entitled people into their places. Besides, real fans would never do such a crass thing to celebrities they admire.

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Avatar: The Way of Water

Meanwhile, Cameron assured fans that Avatar: The Way of Water will surpass everything that has been achieved by other major franchises, which clearly meant the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie has the most stunning graphics in the history of cinema, and Cameron said that the attention given to the details of the Na’vi would not compare to any other characters created for film.

I just want to say upfront that I’m not going to disparage the Marvel or DC Universe, but the difference is obvious.”

The team responsible for the movie’s digital effects, WETA Digital, developed cutting-edge technology to design the characters as precisely and intricately as possible.

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Avatar: The Way Of Water Still Falls Short At The Box Office

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Avatar: The Way of Water

The sequel is predicted to make $150M-$175M for its opening weekend, and with a budget of $350M, it needs to do better in the weeks ahead. This will decide the fate of the planned sequels. Cameron once mentioned that the second installment needs to gross at least $2B to break even.

If the box office standing is the reason why Cameron was upset at the movie’s premiere, it will certainly affect his plans for the entire Avatar franchise.

Avatar: The Way of Water is now playing in theaters worldwide.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.