James Cameron may not direct Avatar 4 and 5 himself – EXCLUSIVE

James Cameron may not direct Avatar 4 and 5 himself - EXCLUSIVE

James Cameron has always been a visionary filmmaker – a director who sees and imagines possibilities that the rest of us cannot. And after changing the game with symbol pictureTaking an original high-concept idea and turning it into the highest-grossing movie of all time, his next vision was to create a new epic of four films set in the same universe, telling a massive story on the glowing planet Pandora. . The first of those films, Avatar: Water Road, in cinemas in December, and a third untitled movie set to follow in 2024, having been shot back-to-back. underline, 4 .’s Avatar And the 5 She will go into production, and also plans to shoot together. But while this whole endeavor was Cameron’s idea, one thing that wasn’t certain was whether he would be the one to direct these last two films.

Talking to empire In the next exclusive world Avatar: Water Road In the case, the legendary director has opened up about his plans for later films in the series – including the possibility that he might hire someone else to finish the saga. “The symbol picture The films themselves are kind of all-consuming,” Cameron admits. “I have a few other things I’m developing as well that are exciting. I think over time – I don’t know if it’s after three or after four – I’ll want to pass the baton to a manager I trust, so I can do some other things that I’m also interested in. Or maybe not. I don’t know.” Previously, Cameron handed Alita: Battle Angel — a project he had long planned to adapt on screen — directed by Robert Rodriguez, while he remained on the board as executive producer and co-writer.

still, symbol picture It’s Cameron’s own world – and he seems particularly excited about where the story is going in the later films. “Everything I want to say about family, sustainability, climate, the natural world, and topics that interest me in real life and in my cinematic life, I can say on this canvas,” he explains. “I am getting more and more excited as I have progressed. The fourth movie is Corker. It motherfucker. I actually hope I can make it happen. But it depends on market forces. Three in a box so they come out regardless. I really hope we get four and five because it’s one big story, in the end. The saga is just beginning – let’s let James Cameron’s next epic vision begin.

Cover of Empire Newspapers & Magazines August 2022

empire‘s Avatar: Water Road The issue hits newsstands Thursday, July 7, with unparalleled access to the film and its cast and crew – heading to Cameron Lightstorm HQ and speaking to the director himself, as well as producer John Landau, stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet and Cliff Curtis and many others. Plus, it’s stacked with never-before-seen visuals, opening up Pandora’s world like never before. Pre-order a copy online here – and stay tuned to empireonline.com for more major exclusives. Avatar: Water Road Coming to UK cinemas from 16 December.

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