This December, James Cameron will take us on another exciting journey to Pandora with the long-awaited sequel to Avatar. And while many are eagerly awaiting the moment when theaters finally go on sale for this unforgettable experience, in a recent interview with Total Film, quoted by Variety, the director warned viewers not to him in the company of his little heirs.
“Most people are like, “Oh my God, a Disney family story”? Exactly what we need… But it’s not the kind of family story they think it is.“, specifies the creator of the tape.
Moreover, in the conversation with the media, he compared “Water Road” to… “The Sopranos”. And if we take his words to be true, and there’s no reason anyone shouldn’t be, then he’s absolutely right, which means the kids would be better off staying home on screening night. Still, as great as the crime series, which ran from 1999 to 2007, is unlikely any parent would want to show their kids exactly what Tony Soprano and the rest of his crew are up to in New Jersey, where the action of the television series takes place.
Cameron also shared that the story in “Avatar 2” will unfold in a full three hours and ten minutes, which is thirty minutes more than that shown in the first part. The duration of the production ranks it second in length on the list of films shot by the director, right after “Titanic”, which with its three hours and twenty-five minutes remains the record holder in this regard.
Although the filmmaker plans to make three more sequels to the visual narrative that began in 2009, the truth is that the fate of the franchise depends entirely on the interest in it, which will become clear from its performance at the box office at the end of the year. Cameron himself does not hide that, in his opinion, there is a possibility that the success of the new tape will not be as great as that of the previous one, since the premiere dates of the two are separated by more than a decade.
The sequel picks up several years after the original, with Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) starting a family of their own and facing a familiar threat that threatens their family and home. Judging by the trailer, we expect a lot of spectacle and a visual treat with top-notch effects, along with the tense dynamics that Cameron actually promised in his interview.
In addition to directing, he is also part of the writing team, along with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The main roles will be reincarnated by Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, together with Sigourney Weaver (who this time we will see in a different image), Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Edie Falco, Jack Champion, Jamie Flatters, Bailey Bass, Una Chaplin, Jemaine Clement, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, Chloe Coleman, CC Pounder and Matt Gerald.