Avengers: James Cameron SLAMS 'hyper-gonadal' superhero movies 'Enough, already'

Avengers: James Cameron SLAMS 'hyper-gonadal' superhero movies 'Enough, already'

At the press day for Cameron's upcoming six-part docu-series James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, the filmmaker briefly touched upon his long in the works Avatar sequels and his planned reboot of The Terminator franchise. "It's a very different story, but I got intrigued by that idea".

James Cameron has emerged from the wilds of Pandora to offer yet another unsolicited take on the current cinematic landscape of superhero films. "I noted that Cameron prefaced his comments by saying, "[It's] not that I don't love the movies. It's a generational family saga. "That's awesome! Wow, James Cameron loves our movies!"

For Story of Science Fiction, sat down with Sigourney Weaver (Alien), Christopher Nolan (Inception), Steven Spielberg (Ready Player One), Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), George Lucas (Star Wars), Paul Verhoeven (RoboCop) and Zoe Saldana (Avatar).

"I'm hoping we'll start getting Avenger fatigue here pretty soon", Cameron said.

Then again, Cameron also admitted: "I would say I don't have a good sense". We can see the market drives us to a sort of science fiction now thats either completely escapist and doesn't require a technical consultant. "We don't care how those spaceships work or any of that stuff works".


Cameron said he was about 100 days into filming the second and third Avatar installments under a deal with 21st Century Fox.

However, in that same almost-decade, we have seen release dates for Avatar 2 come and go like the tide, and at the moment, the sequel is set for December 2020, with Avatar 3 set for December 2021, and then part four due in December 2024, and the fifth (and final?) entry due in Decemeber 2025, but that is all subject to change at the whim of the franchise's creator.

Of course, when Warner Bros. tried to do something a little different than your typical hyper-gonadal male superhero movie with last year's Wonder Woman, Cameron wasn't particularly impressed either, stating that Patty Jenkins' movie was a "step backwards" for the portrayal of females in film.

"There's still the same setting and the same respect for the 'shock of the new, '" Cameron continued. "It's a continuation of the same characters, but what happens when warriors that are willing to go on suicide charges, and leap off cliffs onto the back of big orange toruks (airborne predatory animals), what happens when they grow up and have their own kids? But the story's very different", he said.

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