Avatar 2: James Cameron settles accounts – no understanding for impatience and internet trolls

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“Avatar 2” is supposed to be three hours long, but director James Cameron has no understanding for the impatience of the audience. Cameron is now also taking a tough stance on Internet trolls.

  • First “Titanic”, then “Avatar”: Director James Cameron has a knack for successful films.
  • After 13 years, the story from “Avatar” continues with “The Way of Water”.
  • Months before the theatrical release, Cameron has no sympathy for viewers who might find his film too long.

In recent years, blockbusters seem to want to outdo each other with their extremely long running times. “Avatar: The Way of Water” will be no exception. Director James Cameron has now revealed that the film, which is currently being worked on diligently, currently lasts around three hours.

In the same breath, Cameron insisted on criticizing the runtime of his “Avatar” sequel. “I don’t want anyone whining about the running time when they can sit still and binge-watch for eight hours .”

I can almost write that part of the movie reviews myself: “The agonizingly long three-hour movie…”, I mean, cut it short. I see my kids watching five hour-long episodes in one go. Here’s the big societal paradigm shift that needs to happen: It’s okay to get up and pee.

But it’s not just the apparent impatience of film and series fans who seem to be able to sit in front of the television at home forever that is a thorn in Cameron’s side. The “Internet trolls”, as he calls them, who criticize “Avatar”, also got their fill in the Empire Podcast.

The trolls will claim that nobody cares about [“Avatar”] and they don’t remember the characters’ names or anything that happened in the movie. Then they watch the movie again and say, “Oh, okay, sorry, I’ll just shut up for now,” so I’m not worried about that.

Cameron is a little too optimistic about his hoped-for change of heart from “Avatar” critics, as numerous viewers in recent years have come to the conclusion that the 3D hype alone has made “Avatar” the highest-grossing film of all time, while plot and characters hardly are remembered.

We’ll find out in December whether “Avatar 2” will also cause criticism, even outside of the running time, when we return to Pandora with Jake Sully, Neytiri, and their children.

Avatar 2: Release Date

Avatar 2
Avatar: The Way of Water © Disney+

“Avatar 2” should start on December 15, 2021. This date was actually far enough in the future to be able to assume an actual publication in the run-up to Christmas 2021, but things were to be different. The Corona crisis meant that filming had to be interrupted for a long time, which ultimately led to another postponement.

“Avatar 2” was postponed by a whole year, to December 14, 2022. This will hardly be due to the fact that filming is taking an extra year, instead Disney plans to always release the upcoming “Avatar” films in December and this plan has not changed. In the table you will find the dates for all “Avatar” sequels.

Avatar 2: Storyline

12 years have passed since the events of “Avatar: Pandora’s Adventures”. Jake Sully has started a family with Neytiri and together they explore Pandora. They get to know new tribes, for example the freediving clan Metkayina. But then the evil organization RDA returns, again led by Colonel Miles Quaritch. It is not yet known how Quaritch, who died in the first film, will return in the sequels.

Avatar 2: Production

As James Cameron has confirmed, “Avatar 2” is already in the can and the third part is almost finished. The second part is currently still in post-production and since “Avatar” is technically very demanding, the post-production will take a lot of time.

To realize his vision for the “Avatar” films, Cameron filmed underwater, which required new technology and required actors to hold their breath for long periods of time. 70-year-old Sigourney Weaver says she trained with Marines to be able to hold her breath for up to six minutes, allowing Cameron to shoot longer scenes underwater.

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