Posted on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Director James Cameron held the top spot on the box office charts for more than twenty years, first with 1997’s Titanic and then overtaking his own record with 2009’s Avatar. But that record was toppled earlier this year by Avengers: Endgame, and while Cameron sent a congratulatory message to Marvel Studios after Endgame surpassed Avatar, some have wondered how he really felt about losing that top spot after so many years.
Turns out he’s OK with it, largely because he views it as a good sign for the possibilities of Avatar 2. Read some of the highlights from this new James Cameron reaction below.
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There’s a lot riding on Terminator: Dark Fate. After Terminator Salvation and Terminator: Genisys disappointed audiences, there’s a lot of skepticism about whether or not Terminator can actually continue as a viable franchise. That’s especially true after both of those previous films were intended to kick off new trilogies. But it sounds like zero lessons have been learned by Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, because they’re hoping for a new Terminator trilogy yet again. Read More »
Alita: Battle Angel is the second movie starring Christoph Waltz that featurs some very prominent big eyes. But it’s the only one that takes place in the 26th century where X-Games style sports are still all the rage and a robot girl called Alita (Rosa Salazar) who loves chocolate can defy death at the hands of an endless array of cybernetically enhanced humans with knifes for limbs. James Cameron had been wanting to make this movie for years, but he left it to Robert Rodriguez instead, for better or worse.
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There’s a new box office champ in town: Avengers: Endgame finally surpassed previous all-time record holder Avatar to become the highest-grossing movie of all time. To show that he’s not mad about that, Avatar director James Cameron slapped together a very quick little word of congratulations for the folks at Marvel. Of course, the real winner here is Disney, since they own both of these properties, as well as everything else.
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Alita: Battle Angel was not a big hit in the United States, earning only $85.7 million at the box office earlier this year. But overseas, the movie performed much better with over $319 million raked in across international territories. We’re not sure if that’s enough to warrant a sequel, especially now that 20th Century Fox is owned by The Walt Disney Company, but maybe if the film does well on home video, there will be some hope to see the story continue.
Speaking of which, Alita: Battle Angel is coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital next month, and today we have a sneak peek at one of the special features you’ll find on the home video release. In the Alita Battle Angel featurette, director Robert Rodriguez talks about bringing a project to life that James Cameron was previously unable to realize due to the limitations of technology nearly 15 years ago, and we get to see how some of the Avatar director’s original art still inspired the movie. Read More »
It was the question on everyone’s lips after the first trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate hit: Where is John Connor? The prophesied leader of the resistance against a war against Skynet and the savior of the world is seemingly nowhere to be seen in the newest Terminator film, despite the return of familiar franchise faces Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800 cyborg.
But producer and franchise creator James Cameron assures that a connection between Terminator: Dark Fate and John Connor still exists. In fact, despite the future resistance leader’s notable non-appearance, Terminator: Dark Fate will be a continuation of John Connor’s story.
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This morning, the first teaser trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate arrived online. Since this Terminator sequel is actually bringing back Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor and Arnold Schwarzenegger as an aged T-800 cyborg again, producer James Cameron has some explaining to do as to what’s going on with this sequel.
A Terminator: Dark Fate featurette has arrived, and for those who haven’t been keeping up with the Terminator news beat, it explains how the movie fits into the timeline. Plus, for all those who were disappointed by the visual effects used to bring the new Terminators to life, this featurette also plays up the practical side of production to give it that gritty, realistic feel that made Terminator 2: Judgment Day such an action classic. Read More »
Is there any electricity left in the rusty metal exoskeleton of the Terminator franchise? We’re about to find out with Terminator 6, aka Terminator: Dark Fate. Deadpool director Tim Miller helms this latest entry, which not only boasts the return of Linda Hamilton to the franchise, but also Terminator creator James Cameron, who came up with the new story with Miller. This marks Cameron’s first direct involvement with a Terminator sequel since Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Watch the Terminator: Dark Fate trailer below.
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McG, director of the Charlie’s Angels films, Terminator: Salvation and more, is set to turn James Cameron’s 1994 action-comedy True Lies into a TV series for Disney+. Yes, really. While a True Lies series may not seem like an obvious choice for Disney’s streaming service, the House of Mouse owns the title now, and damn it, they’re going to make use of it. And in case you were wondering, yes, James Cameron is aware of this, and gave McG his blessing. More on the True Lies TV series below.
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Jemaine Clement is the latest in a long string of actors who have been announced to join the Avatar sequels. But the New Zealand-born actor is seemingly the first all-out comedian to join the sprawling cast, suggesting the multiple sequels to James Cameron‘s 2009 sci-fi mega-hit could be gaining a sense of humor. But that’s down to what kind of character Clement is playing.
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