James Cameron on this week’s “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” Its episode said that “Avatar: The Way of Water” will turn in the profits needed to get the rest of its franchise sequels. The director went viral in November after telling GQ magazine that “The Way of Water” was so expensive to make that it would have to be the “third or fourth highest-grossing film in history” just to “break even.” The sequel has already grossed $1.5 billion worldwide, surpassing “Top: Gun Maverick” as the highest-grossing film of 2022.
“It looks like the momentum the film has now that we’ll easily get through our break even in the next couple of days, so it looks like I can’t walk away from it and I’ll have to do these other sequels,” Cameron said. “I know what I’m going to do for the next six or seven years.”
“The point is we’re going to be OK,” Cameron added about turning a profit. I’m sure we’ll be discussing the game plan moving forward for ‘Avatar 3’ with Disney’s top brass soon, which is already in the can – we’ve already captured and photographed the entire film so we’re in extended post-production to do all that CG magic. . And then write both ‘Avatar 4’ and ‘5’. We even have some ‘4’ cans. We have started a franchise at this point. We’ve started a story that can now span multiple films.”
When Cameron said in November that “The Way of Water” would have to be the “third or fourth highest-grossing film in history” just to “break even,” it appeared he was referring to the $2 billion mark. Director Chris Wallace clarified his comments, “I didn’t actually give it a number. I said it had to be among the highest-grossing films in history and someone else applied that number and it got picked. The number is actually low.”
Sources said diversity That “Avatar: The Way of Waters” break-even point was set at around $1.4 billion, the movie has already surpassed. Insiders said diversity “The Way of Water” is on track to gross at least $1.825 billion at the box office this week, though $2 billion is certainly within reach. Either way, Cameron says the film will be profitable enough for a sequel.
So what can viewers expect to see as the “Avatar” franchise moves forward? Cameron previously told France’s “20 Minutes” that “Avatar 3” will explore “a different culture than what I’ve already shown,” adding, “The fire will be represented by the ‘Ash People.’ I want to show Navid from a different angle because, so far, I have only shown their good sides.”
“In the early films, there are very negative human examples and very positive navel examples,” the director continued. “In ‘Avatar 3’ we will do the opposite.”
Producer John Landau told Gizmodo that once the “Avatar” franchise reaches “Avatar 5,” some Na’vi characters will come to Earth in the story. He said, “A [‘Avatar 5’] There is a part of the story where we go to Earth. And we go to it to open people’s eyes, to open Neytiri’s eyes, to what is in the world. The world is not only represented by RDA [the franchise’s evil organization known as the Resources Development Administration]. Just as you are defined by the choices you make in life, not all people are bad. Not all Na’vi are good. And that is the case here on Earth. And we want to expose Neytiri to it.”
“Avatar: The Way of Water” is now playing in theaters nationwide