James Cameron has a bunch of Avatar sequels on the way, and he’d very much like movie theaters to still be around to play them, please and thank you. During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show, Cameron spoke about how special the theatrical experience still is, and shared his hopes that – when everything is safe – we’ll all flock back to the multiplex to watch big movies. And hey, if some of those big movies happen to be directed by James Cameron, that would be nice, too.
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Now that she’s no longer running for president, Marianne Williamson is spending her free time interviewing James Cameron. Williamson is a reported big fan of Avatar, and she recently spoke to Avatar grandaddy Cameron on The Marianne Williamson Podcast. There, the filmmaker dropped the surprising reveal that he came close to firing his Avatar sequel writers’ room because the team was so focused on new stuff instead of obsessively combing over the things that made the first film such a success.
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2020 was basically a wash in terms of traveling, but as the coronavirus vaccine begins to be more widely distributed, you may be finding yourself planning a vacation to finally get out of your home. In a new Instagram post, producer Jon Landau inadvertently makes the case that you might consider heading to Pandora, the fictional planet at the heart of James Cameron‘s Avatar franchise, because the new piece of Avatar 2 concept art he shared looks just like a super expensive Airbnb that you might find in an island nation like Tahiti. Read More »
Robert Rodriguez has made a throwback to his Spy Kids and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl days. We Can Be Heroes is another Rodriguez kids’ movie full of rainbow colors, unrestrained giddiness, and childlike imagination. The original Netflix superhero movie is wish-fulfillment for children. It’s also another movie that feels hand-crafted by Rodriguez, a famously do-it-yourself filmmaker.
It’s a big month for the director, who reintroduced audiences to Boba Fett in a killer episode of The Mandalorian. Both the director’s entry in the Star Wars universe and addition to Netflix’s library bears his signature eye for playful escapism. With almost 30 years in the business, Rodriguez’s childlike wonder for filmmaking remains firmly intact.
That enthusiasm comes through on-screen and even over the phone when you interview the Austin-based director, who recently told us about the benefits of creating original properties, lessons from George Lucas and James Cameron, and his fond memories from making Alita: Battle Angel.
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I am here to inform you there are more Avatar 2 set photos. At this point, I’m pretty sure you could compile a flipbook of all the behind-the-scenes pics and create your own movie if you were so inclined. As usual, the latest Avatar 2 set pics are odd curiosities, since so much of the movie is created in post-production. As a result, director James Cameron and company keep providing us with images of actors in motion capture suits walking around weird, mostly empty sets, and we have to use our imagination to picture a bunch of colorful CGI that will be added later.
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By the time Avatar 2 is released in theaters in December 2022, it will be 13 years since James Cameron‘s original sci-fi blockbuster hit theaters. Though it feels like interest has waned over the decade-plus, there’s undoubtedly still curiosity about what has taken the Terminator and Aliens director so long to get these sequels off the ground and whether it will be worth the wait.
We’ll get a hint of the answer starting this Friday when the Behind Pandora video series kicks off, providing a glimpse behind the scenes at the various departments and crew members making it happen. Read More »
Director James Cameron recently revealed that production on Avatar 2 is 100% complete in both live-action and motion capture filming, and Avatar 3 wasn’t too far behind. If you’re wondering what’s taking so damn long, it might be more than just the extensive post-production process and development of state-of-the-art technology. Because according to Sigourney Weaver, preparation for the shoot required cast members to train with “elite military divers” in order to allow them to hold their breath underwater for as much as six minutes, so Cameron could maximize the amount of footage he could capture in a single take. Read More »
Alita: Battle Angel, a movie that’s been on Blu-ray and digital since July 2019, is headed back to theaters in the midst of a deadly pandemic. Why? Who’s to say, really? But while the film was not a hit in the U.S., it did well overseas and it’s developed a steady fan following. This could all be a test: if Alita does well in re-release, perhaps a sequel will be greenlit. Or it could just be an attempt to fill the void at the box office right now since so many movies have been pushed due to the coronavirus.
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Towards the end of 2019, director James Cameron said the performance capture side of both Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 had been completed. At the time, he said they were mostly done with the live-action side of production too, but they had a couple more months of work to do that would be completed in the spring. However, he wasn’t expecting the coronavirus pandemic to put a wrench in those plans, and production in New Zealand was forced to shut down a bit, resulting all the Avatar sequels being delayed.
Thankfully, James Cameron and his crew have been back at work, and now the director has provided an update saying that live-action shooting for Avatar 2 is complete, and soon they’ll be finished with live-action production for Avatar 3 as well. Read More »
Tyler Stout is responsible for some of the most coveted pieces in the pop culture art scene. His style is unmistakable, his prints are hard to find, and even when you do, they usually cost and arm and a leg on the secondary market. But every now and then, we’re lucky enough to be on an even playing field when Tyler Stout releases a new poster, and that has happened today with a new print for James Cameron’s The Terminator. Check out the Tyler Stout Terminator poster in all its detailed glory below. Read More »