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While the rest of Hollywood was going wild for superhero movies and shared universes in the 2010s, James Cameron was keeping his nose pressed firmly to the grindstone trying to figure out how the heck to make a sequel to his Oscar-winning, box office monster "Avatar." The easy answer is "You don't," but it's clear by now this sci-fi franchise is no mere cash cow for Cameron (well, okay, it's not just that) -- it's his true calling.Still, by the time the first of Cameron's four planned sequels, "Avatar: The Way of Water," arrives at the end of 2022, it will have been a whole 13 years since the

While the rest of Hollywood was going wild for superhero movies and shared universes in the 2010s, James Cameron was keeping his nose pressed firmly to the grindstone trying to figure out how the heck to make a sequel to his Oscar-winning, box office monster "Avatar." The easy answer is "You don't," but it's clear by now this sci-fi franchise is no mere cash cow for Cameron (well, okay, it's not just that) -- it's his true calling.Still, by the time the first of Cameron's four planned sequels, "Avatar: The Way of Water," arrives at the end of 2022, it will have been a whole 13 years since the

We film types talk a lot about James Cameron's "Avatar" and its white savior story, often comparing it to a film like "Dances with Wolves." Less discussed but just as problematic are the movie's ableist overtones. Let it not be forgotten, Cameron's 2009 blockbuster sees its main character happily dump his disabled human body in favor of a genetically-engineered "avatar." In a similar sense, the film presents motion-capture as a way for directors to "transcend" the physical limits of their actors.

We film types talk a lot about James Cameron's "Avatar" and its white savior story, often comparing it to a film like "Dances with Wolves." Less discussed but just as problematic are the movie's ableist overtones. Let it not be forgotten, Cameron's 2009 blockbuster sees its main character happily dump his disabled human body in favor of a genetically-engineered "avatar." In a similar sense, the film presents motion-capture as a way for directors to "transcend" the physical limits of their actors.

James Cameron's "Avatar" is somewhat divisive. It's one of the biggest blockbusters of all time, but some viewers weren't impressed about a movie that felt like "Fern Gully" with blue cat people. Regardless of which camp you fall in, there are more "Avatar" movies headed our way, with the second film, "Avatar: The Way of Water," headed to theaters on December 16, 2022. Cameron has plans for five "Avatar" films, and the third film is already in production with a slated 2024 release date.

It seems the gods, aka the decision-makers at Warner Bros., have decided it is not wise for "Shazam! Fury of the Gods" to go directly up against James Cameron's "Avatar 2," aka "Avatar: The Way of Water." That being the case, the studio has provided at least a little bit of cushion between these two blockbusters sequels, though they will still largely be in one another's way come December.According to Deadline, "Shazam! Fury of the Gods" will now hit theaters on December 21 of this year, whereas Disney's "Avatar" sequel is currently scheduled to arrive on December 16.

The long-awaited sequel to James Cameron's "Avatar" is on the way, and this time, it's damp. We're getting four sequels to the first film, but this one, which is due to premiere on December 16, 2022, is going to be set largely underwater. He doesn't do things halfway, that James Cameron. As you can see from the official Twitter account for the film, the concept art is really impressive.

Avatar: Kate Winslet takes a dive in new set photo from upcoming sequel Although James Cameron's AVATAR 2 is now 100% complete, with the second sequel also well on the way, we're still more than two years out from returning to the world of Pandora as the release of the films have been pushed back by a full year. Whatever are we to do with our remaining AVATAR-less years? I suppose we could look at a behind-the-scenes photo of Kate Winslet… Read More...

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