I cannot imagine the pressure of working on the sequels to the #2 highest-grossing movie of all time, especially when we are desperate for a big box office comeback. But that's what James Cameron is dealing with.
He's making some of the biggest movies ever, and we still don't have theaters open. Recently, Cameron Zoomed with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show and talked about the pressure of the situation and how much he misses going to the movies.
“Everybody makes a big deal out of [the box office battle], but the truth is what we really need to focus on is getting back to theaters,” Cameron said. “Hopefully we can still have movies like that, Endgame and Avatar and the big Marvel movies and all that, movies that are able to make $1 billion or $2 billion.”
I can't help but echo the sentiment here. There's nothing I miss more than watching a huge blockbuster from the comfort of a theater. I will never miss my couch after all of this.
Cameron went on to say, “Let’s pray that movie theaters are still there after this pandemic and after this shift towards streaming, not that I have anything against streaming. There’s great writing and great shows in [streaming], but let’s remember that movie theaters are a sacred experience for all of us. Let’s get back out there when it’s safe to do so.”
Well, I'm here praying on my knees for that, because I want to get back. Hopefully, it happens soon.
Avatar 2 will be first out of the gate and released on Dec. 16, 2022.