Avengers: Endgame’ toppled the beforehand most elevated earning movie ‘Avatar’ director of the last mentioned James Cameron has his expectations high about ‘Avatar’ 2.
The acclaimed executive in the wake of having his record-breaking hits ‘Avatar’ and ‘Titanic’ getting tipped over by the superhuman spine chiller, is presently wanting to put ‘Avatar 2’ and even ‘Avatar 3’ on the cards.
James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ and ‘Titanic’ held the top two spots at the worldwide box office for nearly 10 years, but this summer ‘Avengers: Endgame’ ended the filmmaker’s long reign. The Marvel superhero epic finished its run with $2.796 billion to become the world’s highest grossing movie (un adjusted for inflation) pushing Cameron into the second and third positions on the list. Cameron congratulated Marvel and Disney for the achievement at the time, but in a new interview with Deadline expanded on his views about no longer holding the all-time box office record. In what may come as a surprise, the infamously competitive Cameron said he is relieved he no longer holds the top spot.
It gives me a lot of hope, Cameron said, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is demonstrable proof that people will still go to movie theaters. The thing that scared me most about making ‘Avatar 2’ and ‘Avatar 3’ was that the market might have shifted so much that it simply was no longer possible to get people that excited about going and sitting in a dark room with a bunch of strangers to watch something.
Cameron’s positive outlook on the event seems to echo his comments to Marvel Studios and Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo. In July, Cameron tweeted congratulations, including a graphic of Iron Man being covered in the magical woodsprites from the Tree of Souls in Avatar.
Since’s Cameron’s been quite precious with previews of the coming Avatar sequels (there will be four more, including Avatar 2), it’s tough to tell whether they could possibly knock Endgame out of the top spot. But Cameron doesn’t seem too fussed. As he told Deadline, I’m just glad it still exists because I’m all about the big screen. Not that I wouldn’t do something for streaming where you can get into the characters in a different way but what I love the most to do is to create that completely kind of subsuming experience where you turn off your phone and you engage.