James Cameron made no concessions to 20th Century Fox during the filming of Avatar

James Cameron made no concessions to 20th Century Fox during the filming of Avatar
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In a recent interview, James Cameron recalled how he fought back with 20th Century Fox executives over the issue of a key episode in Avatar. Cameron rejected the studio's requests to make the film shorter and cut episodes in the air, arguing that he directed "Titanic," which had gold-plated 20th Century Fox.
I think at that point I felt that certain things caused us to have a rift," Cameron said. - For example, the studio felt that the film should be shorter, and that there were too many flying creatures - what people call banshees - on the screen. Well, it turned out that's what the audience liked best. And then I just drew a line in the sand and said: "You know what? I shot the Titanic. This building we're meeting in now, this new half-billion-dollar complex you bought with the profits from it. "Titanic paid for it, so I can do as I see fit."
And then they thanked me," Cameron added. - I think my job is to protect their investment, often against their own judgment. But as long as I'm protecting their investment, I'm allowed to do anything."
Given that "Avatar" has earned over two billion dollars worldwide and remains the highest-grossing film of all time at the worldwide box office (not adjusted for inflation), the studio has acted wisely in listening to Cameron's instincts.
Recall that Avatar 2: The Way of the Water will be released in December 2022.
Avatar 2: The Way of Water. Release Date - December 15, 2022
Continuation of the famous James Cameron's film project, the action takes place on Pandora. Earth colonists, who mined the unique mineral, were defeated in a confrontation with the local natives, but they intend to return. And Jake Sully must take care of his new family, which includes an Earth child. Starring Zoe Soldana, Kate Winslet, Sigourney Weaver, Una Chaplin, Sam Worthington, Jemaine Clement, and Stephen Lang.