If filmmaker James Cameron is to be believed, Avatar 2 may need to break some records in order to break even.
James Cameron on Avatar 2
When GQ asked the 68-year-old director how much the movie cost, he said, “Very f*cking [expensive].”
Even though he didn’t provide a precise figure during the interview, he did use a lighthearted analogy to illustrate the price.
‘You have to be the third or fourth highest-grossing film in history. That’s your threshold. That’s your break even, he remarked.
Just one month before the movie is scheduled for release, Cameron gave GQ an interview that was published on the same day as the final trailer.
Ikrans, flying creatures that resemble pterodactyls, carry Na’vi on their backs as the trailer opens, taking them over a stunning waterfall.
While enormous mechanical suits driven by humans tear through a jungle, Sam Worthington’s Jake Sully and Zoe Saldaa’s Neytiri transfer their children to another tribe in search of safety.
A leader of this other tribe commands, “Treat them as our brothers and sisters,” as other people swim through the clean water.
The voice adds, “Teach them our ways,” while a little voice refers to one of Sully’s kids as a “forest boy.”
The next step is learning how to ride a big underwater eel. The scene in the first film where Sam Worthington’s character is instructed on how to ride an ikran is mirrored in this scene.
The movie is referred to as “The motion picture event of a generation” in titles inserted amid shots of beautiful scenery.
The humans then put the Na’vi in a dangerous situation by torching their lands with massive flamethrowers and completely destroying almost everything in their path.
Many members of the original cast, including Worthington, Saldaa, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang, return in the sequel, Avatar 2: The Way of Water. Kate Winslet and Vin Diesel will also join the group.
According to the movie’s IMDb page, “Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora.” Jake will have to cooperate with Neytiri and the Na’vi race’s army to defend their planet after a recurring threat returns to finish what it started.
The release of Avatar 2 is scheduled for Friday, December 16.