LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06:  James Cameron attends the "Avatar: The Way Of Water" World Premiere at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on December 06, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
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James Cameron 'Mourns' The Movies He Won't Make Because Of Avatar
In 2006, director James Cameron announced that, if his then-upcoming film “Avatar” was a hit, he would shift his entire career toward making sequels of it. When “Avatar” opened in 2009 and became the most successful movie of all time, Cameron was officially in the “Avatar” business in perpetuity. Cameron told Empire that he now grieves for the projects that he can't make.
Cameron said, “Our time as artists is finite. I will always mourn some of the stories that I don't get to make. But I feel a great satisfaction when other directors want to explore some of my ideas, like Kathryn Bigelow did with 'Strange Days,' and Robert Rodriguez did when I passed him the baton on 'Alita: Battle Angel'. I look forward to more collaborations in the future.”
Cameron is busy with “Avatar” films, so he hasn't announced any other ideas or collaborations. However, he’s also an incredibly busy filmmaker and seems to enjoy pushing his limits, so he may be quietly working on other ambitious film projects in between shooting “Avatar” films. Cameron may be living on Pandora as a director, but as a screenwriter, he's still on Earth.