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“We can survive without him”: James Cameron Not Casting Vin Diesel in Billion Dollar Avatar Sequels Gets Support From Fans

James Cameron Not Casting Vin Diesel in Billion Dollar Avatar Sequels Gets Support From Fans

James Cameron has done it again with his Avatar sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water. The sequel is a banger and is almost up to the point of breaking the 2 billion dollars mark at the box office. It is 2022’s highest-grosser movie and stands at the 7th highest of all time.

In 2019, during the ongoing production of the movie, Vin Diesel uploaded a video of himself with director James Cameron on the set of Avatar 2. This video spread many rumors of Diesel joining the Avatar 2 cast.

Vin Diesel did not star in Avatar 2
Vin Diesel did not star in Avatar 2

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James Cameron Doesn’t Need Vin Diesel to Survive

James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water has been released on December 16, 2022, worldwide and has been on a roll since then. It has amassed a total of more than $1.9 billion and is only going to increase. But Vin Diesel was nowhere to be seen in the movie, even though he was seen on the set of Avatar 2 and many rumors were also spread about him joining the Na’vi family.

Diesel’s video further spread fire as the rumors were no longer rumors as people started to believe that his role in Avatar: The Way of Water has already been confirmed after he commented,

“It’s long overdue, there is one person in Hollywood I’ve always wanted to work with and learn from, and so all things come, I guess, to those who wait”.

James Cameron
James Cameron

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The Fast and Furious star also said that he would be going big and blue. Vin Diesel also started talking to the people about Avatar 2 and also nodded on his involvement in the sequel. He also went public during an interview with Entertainment Tonight in 2019, saying,

“Probably my favorite in the whole cast [and] the closest in my family is Zoe Saldana. Hence Avatar. Hence why I’m doing Avatar or one of the reasons.”

Later, it was revealed that Diesel was just a fan of Cameron’s work and visited the set to watch how they worked on the set. But Avatar 2 producer Jon Landau shared with Empire that, “He came in, visited the set one day to see what we were doing and people took it out of context”. Though he was a fan, he might have instigated the rumors of him starring in Avatar 2.

What Vin Diesel is Currently Working On

Vin Diesel has starred again in his voice role as Groot of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. Groot also has his own series – I Am Groot, made by Disney+. Then he also has his major role lined up in the Fast and Furious franchise. The 10th and 11th installments of the franchise will have him as their main attraction.

Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel

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Later, Diesel will team up with director F Gary Gray for an upcoming movie, Muscle. They worked previously on several occasions, famously on The Fate of the Furious. Though there is no information about its plot or release date, it is reported to be released sometime in 2024. There is also a rumor going around that Diesel will reprise his role as Riddick for an upcoming movie sequel, Chronicles of Riddick: Furya. It is also rumored to be released somewhere between 2023 and 2024.

Avatar: The Way of Water is currently playing in theatres.

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Written by Rajdeep Majumder

Rajdeep Majumder is a maniac for cold coffee besides being an avid CoD enthusiast and a student of Computer Science. On top of a budding investment in music and pop culture, Rajdeep now has an accumulated interest in the world of film and television. As an aspiring content writer, he can now boast of more than 200 published articles on Fandomwire under his byline. Looking ahead, he can envision himself backpacking across Europe within 5 years’ time.