– by Joseph Jammer Medina

There is no denying the greatness of James Cameron, the man brought us Terminator, Titanic, Avatar, and the first movie I mentioned alone makes him a legend. He also likely has more money than anyone reading any entertainment site combined, and people of this type of wealth can sometimes get a little bored and like to venture into some of their other passions. For him, it is sea exploration, and uncovering the depths hidden below the ocean’s murky waters. Unfortunately, this may be delaying his current theatrical works. For an explanation TheStar was able to interview him and ask him about his current documentary to find the lost city of Atlantis with Cameron’s journalistic friend Simcha Jacobovici, and how it could delay Avatar 2. 

TheStar first asks about Plato, whom if you don’t know, Plato is to have believed to have invented Atlantis — as a story, or a myth. However, even to this day, many people still believe in it’s existence at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

“Simcha did something interesting. He said, ‘Let’s follow the myth. We know there is some evidence of a major city offshore. What can we find that is evidence of a trading culture?’ There is very little evidence for a big trading civilization at that time period. This raises some eyebrows. But is it Atlantis? (Laughs) I’m putting my skeptic hat on back on for that one. We need to do a lot more investigation.”

“Skeptic hat on… we need to do a lot more investigation here,” Cameron says. Ya ok. Cameron continues:

“…And again, I think Atlantis is this enduring myth around this great enigma. How could they have vanished without a trace? I certainly believe the Greek concept of hubris, when you think you know everything, that will precede your collapse. I see that happening now in our civilization. I see the need for a more enlightened approach to our integration and the natural world and our connectedness. . . . I see us heading for a precipice if we don’t change our ways.”

Finally the reporter asks about another project of Cameron, a 500 million dollar Avatar based theme park, and he asks about the 2018 release date of Avatar 2.

“Well, 2018 is not happening. We haven’t announced a firm release date. What people have to understand is that this is a cadence of releases. So we’re not making Avatar 2. We’re making Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5. It’s an epic undertaking. It’s not unlike building the Three Gorges dam. (Laughs) So I know where I’m going to be for the next eight years of my life. It’s not an unreasonable time frame if you think about it. It took us four-and-a-half years to make one movie and now we’re making four. We’re full tilt boogie right now. This is my day job and pretty soon we’ll be 24-7. We’re pretty well designed on all our creatures and sets. It’s pretty exciting stuff. I wish I could share with the world. But we have to preserve a certain amount of showmanship and we’re going to draw that curtain when the time is right.”

And there it is. So basically, his other projects are making it difficult to make another Avatar. Which is completely fine! At this point, he may want to wait like Jurassic Park did and then after 30 years make a sequel, because many could have tired-head by the time Avatar 2 finally arrives in say… 2024. There is no way at all he will do four Avatars in 8 years anyways, even with new technology, because he will want to push the bounds of said technology and make it greater than anything currently on the big screen we have ever seen. The man is ambitious, and I wish I had his moxy, but maybe just doing Avatar 2 first may be his best bet.

Does anyone here care about the Avatar sequels? I know I have been a little harsh on Avatar which you can read here, but this has been dragged on for quite some time. What are your opinions, should he just drop it altogether? Let us know below in the comments section.

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Source: The Star

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.