Once Avatar 2 comes to theaters, you may hear some complaints. It’s long. As in, really, really long. As in (drumroll, please) three hours long.
Generally, that leads to griping from the general public. They want to enjoy a movie — but often on their own terms. So they
Well, director James Cameron doesn’t want to hear it. Not from fans, not from the media, not from anybody.
“I don’t want anybody whining about length when they sit and binge-watch [television] for eight hours,” Cameron, 67, told Empire.
“It’s like, give me a f—–g break. I’ve watched my kids sit and do five one-hour episodes in a row. Here’s the big social paradigm shift that has to happen: It’s OK to get up and go pee.”
The sequel is called Avatar: The Way of Water, and stars Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Zoe Saldaña (Neytiri) and Sigourney Weaver (Kiri), who all starred in the who were all cast in the original Avatar back in 2009. The latest version also will include newcomers Kate Winslet (Ronal) and Cliff Curtis (Tonowari).
And it’s safe to say fans who have waited 13 years for the sequel are excited. Per the Hollywood Reporter, the trailer alone finished its first 24-hour online window with 148.6 million views. That included about 23 million out of China.
According to People, “The second and third Avatar movies, which have already been made, were shot back-to-back. ‘The Avatar films themselves are kind of all-consuming,’ Cameron told Empire, admitting that he is open to the idea of having someone else direct the final two sequels.”