Currently promotingAvatar: The Waterway, James Cameron admitted that his saga did not leave him time to realize the other film ideas that popped into his mind. So much so that he speaks of “mourning” for these achievements that will never see the light of day.
This is what he replied to the magazine Empire who asked him if he regretted devoting himself solely to Avatar at the expense of the rest. And his opinion is divided. “First, the world ofAvatar is so vast that I can tell most of the stories I want to tell in it and try many stylistic techniques that I hope to explore,” he began.
“And second, yes… Our time as artists is limited. I will always be in mourning for some stories that I can’t do. »
Nevertheless, this “mourning” is mitigated thanks to his colleagues. james cameron added that he felt “great satisfaction when other directors want to explore some of [s] are ideas”.
The filmmaker notably quoted Kathryn Bigelow who directed Strange Daysand Robert Rodriguez who was behind the camera for Alita: Battle Angel, two films for which he wrote or co-wrote the screenplay. James Cameron is indeed very busy, since Avatar 3 is already in post-production and is slated for release on December 20, 2024. Parts of the fourth installment have already been filmed. This work frenzy is paying off. James Cameron is currently triumphing with Avatar: The Waterwaywhich in just 14 days has garnered over a billion dollars at the box office.