The future blockbuster of Avatar: The Water Sense is a real unknown. A few weeks ago, James Cameron was very honest with the predictions that the sequel would have to meet to be minimally profitable. The Canadian filmmaker explained that this second part should be placed between the five highest grossing movies of all time to be minimally profitable. It is estimated, without yet having official figures, that at least The Sense of Water would have cost 250 million dollars, not taking into account of course the incredible marketing campaign that a product of this size requires. For this reason, the director of titanic He also commented that if it crashes, he has a plan with which to close the story in avatar 3. Although now, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter he has claimed to have ideas for a sixth and seventh installment.
In the conversation, Cameron admitted that the box office success of the finished sequels will decide the fate of the characters: “We’ll probably finish movie three anyway because it’s all shot. We would have to make a real crater to make it not look like it was worth the extra investment. We would have to leave a smoking hole in the ground. Now, hopefully, we can count it all because five is better than four, four is better than three, and three is better than two.»
With the future on the horizon, the person responsible for sequels as successful as Terminator: Judgment Day Y Aliens knows that he can’t be making Avatar sequels indefinitely, because it might not be “physically capable”. “I would be 89 years old by then (…) the amount of energy required. You would have to train someone to do this. Because, I don’t care how smart you are as a director, you don’t know how to do this.»predicted Cameron.
The sense of water will have Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Mat Gerald, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Dileep Rao, Sigourney Weaver, Setphen Lang, and Giovanni Ribisi returning to Pandora, along with new additions Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edio Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Oona Chaplin and Vin Diesel. Recently, we learned that it would have access to the Chinese billboard, although the question is whether that help will be enough when it opens worldwide on December 16. Of course, it will be practically impossible to overcome Top Gun: Maverick as the highest grossing film of 2022, given how little it will be until the end of the year.