Cameron has had phenomenal success as a blockbuster writer/director/producer. From sci-fi ("Aliens," "Avatar," "The Abyss," "Terminator") to disaster ("Titanic") and straight-up action "(True Lies"), he has had the formula for success for years.
But that was a long time ago, at least to him, and he kinda comes across as a bit ... jealous? bitter? .. in a new talk with reporters (via IndieWire):
"I'm hoping we'll start getting 'Avenger' fatigue here pretty soon. Not that I don't love the movies. It's just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hypogonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process. It's like, oy!"
You mean like in the "Terminator" movies?
He was probably just joking around, but between this and his "Wonder Woman" comments, it sounds like he's the frustrated kid on the sidelines judging all the players currently in the game.
It's strange to hear him say "fatigue" when he is working on four "Avatar" sequels, and also producing the sixth "Terminator" film in the franchise.
Cameron compared the "Avatar" sequels to "The Godfather" as "a generational family saga":
"I've found myself as a father of five starting to think about what would an 'Avatar' story be like if it was a family drama. What if it was 'The Godfather'? It's a generational family saga. That's very different than the first film. There's still the same setting and the same respect for the shock of the new. We still want to show you things that you haven't even seen or imagined, but the story is very different. It's a continuation of the same characters... but what happens when warriors who are willing to go on suicide charges and leap off cliffs, what happens when they grow up and have their own kids? It becomes a very different story."
Maybe that's why he made his comment about "hypogonadal males without families" -- because he's a dad now, thinking in Dad Zone and -- what? Fans should be tired of stories that don't reflect where he is right now?
Anyway, he's still a sci-fi master and had more to say on that if you'd like to read about it. Or you can just watch "AMC Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction," the six-part docuseries that premieres Monday, April 30.
Cameron is producing "Terminator 6" -- a direct sequel to his films "The Terminator" and Terminator 2: Judgment Day" -- scheduled for release November 22, 2019.
"Avatar 2" is currently slated to open on December 18, 2020, with "Avatar 3" opening on December 17, 2021, "Avatar 4" opening on December 20, 2024, and "Avatar 5" opening on December 19, 2025.
After "Avengers: Infinity War" opens this Friday, "Avengers 4" is coming May 3, 2019.
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