James Cameron discusses Avatar 2 after a decade after the original, and why he thinks it will be successful

James Cameron discusses Avatar 2 after a decade after the original, and why he thinks it will be suc ...

After so many years since the original film Avatar: The Way of Water was released in 2009, the original Avengers had yet to be assembled, and the Star Wars sequel trilogy for Universal was never even a twinkle in Lucasfilm's eye, neither was the Jurassic World trilogy for Universal, both of which have since gone and gone. However, James Cameron believes the sequel will work.

When James Cameron was asked if he was concerned about the 13-year gap between the first Avatar and Avatar: The Way of Water, which is toward the end of the 2022 slate of films, he provided some solid reasoning as to why the sequel might be a success.

I think I could have made a sequel two years later and had it fail because people didn't understand the characters or the direction of the film. I was a little concerned that I had stretched the tether too much, in our fast-paced, modern world, with Avatar 2 coming in 12 years later. It's that rare seen but wondered at principle, which is, Does that play in our favor?

When the trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water went viral on the internet in May, it surpassed the previous Star Wars teasers in views. As Cameron stated, the film demonstrates that a lot of people remember Avatar as a monumental film in 2009, and are interested in what follows.

When the original Avatar returns to theaters on September 23, we might get a glimpse of the franchise's enthusiasm and drive it forward. The film will also be re-released in a 4K High Dynamic Range print, which will allow audiences to recapture the narrative of the first film on the big screen and push the already highest-grossing film of all time.

Avatar 2 will follow Sam Worthingtons Jake Sully and Zoe Saldanas Neytiri as they build their own family on Pandora. Sigourney Weaver is returning to play a child Navi character, which she admits was the hardest part of a role for her. Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, and Jermaine Clement are also returning.

On December 16, the next Avatar film will be released in theaters.