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James Cameron Talks 'Avatar' Sequels, His Biggest Movie Influence & Who Would Win In A Fight: Alien, T-800 Or Na’vi

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 11:35 AM
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So, James Cameron hit the interwebs for a Reddit AMA over the weekend, and he had a lot to say. We've already highlighted his comments about a proposed "Alien 5" and his thoughts on "Prometheus," but that was just the tip of the iceberg (yes, an obvious "Titanic" reference). Cameron had a lot more to say about no small shortage of topics, so let's just dive right in with the good stuff:

James Cameron Wanted To Make 'Aliens 5' With Ridley Scott, Says 'Prometheus' "Didn't Add Up Logically"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 14, 2014 9:39 AM
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You probably remember that at one point in the early aughts, Ridley Scott wanted to return to the 'Alien' franchise. This is years before “Prometheus” took shape and this version would have essentially been a more traditional “Aliens 5” with Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, and the alien battle taking place on Earth. But the “Aliens Vs. Predator” series not only stole the idea, but in the eyes of Scott, it sullied the franchise and he didn’t want anything to do with it. Though, they did consider it regardless for a while. "We’d have to go back to the drawing board on [the fifth alien film]," Weaver told MTV in 2008. "Ridley said that right away when we first talked about [a fifth film]." But in the end he wiped his hands clean of it all for years until he found the right way to reboot the series with the prequel-like “Prometheus.”

James Cameron Says 'Avatar' Sequels Will Be 'The Godfather'-Esque Tale Of Jake Sully's Pandora Family

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2013 10:36 AM
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If you walked out of "Avatar" with the lingering thought of not only what happened to Jake Sully, but if he spawned a family and what their fates might be, then the sequels to the upcoming movie might be up your alley. For everyone else, the direction is a bit of a headscratcher.

'Avatar' Still Breaking Records, Becomes Most Viewed TV Movie In Spain Plus Watch 40-Minute Doc On James Cameron

In case you're wondering if there is public desire for an "Avatar 2," perhaps this recent bit of trivia will be illuminating. It would seem that James Cameron's "Avatar" is still breaking records, and just as Germans love David Hasselhoff, it would seem Spaniards really enjoy Pandora. Read More »

Watch: Trailer For James Cameron Produced, Star-Studded Climate Change Documentary Series 'Years Of Living Dangerously'

  • By Ben Brock
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  • November 1, 2013 9:20 AM
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Climate change. Do you believe in it? You should, you know. But if you don't, mind if I ask if James Cameron telling you it's real would change your opinion? Or Matt Damon? Or Jessica Alba? Or Ian Somerhalder? These are not hypothetical questions, not any more, much like “hey, I wonder what happens if a massive hurricane hits New York City?” isn't a hypothetical question any more. But anything Al Gore can do, James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarznegger can do better, on Showtime, with inexplicable sequences of battleships and Lesley Stahl looking at a lake and saying, “This is a lake?”

Sam Worthington Says 'Avatar 2' Will Finally Start Shooting In October 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2013 3:59 PM
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Well, we're now four years on from the arrival of James Cameron's "Avatar," with the eco-message blockbuster ushering in the 3D age for good, and becoming a worldwide phenomenon in the process. And yet, getting a sequel in front of cameras has proven to take longer than expected. In 2010, it was announced that "Avatar 2" would arrive for 2014, but two years later Cameron's producer Jon Landau said that target probably wasn't going to be hit, and he offered up 2016 as a likely slot for the followup. And it seems that's a realistic goal.

James Cameron Calls 'Gravity' The "Best Space Film Ever"; Plus Watch George Clooney & Sandra Bullock Talk Film At Venice

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2013 1:32 PM
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Our anticipation for Alfonso Cuaron's long awaited (seven years since "Children of Men!") return to the big screen with the deep-space-set "Gravity" grows like an exploding star as we countdown to the movie's October debut (you can read our Venice Film Festival review here). In fact, the only way we could be more excited about the movie is if someone like, say, James Cameron, a space travel freak and the unofficial grand wizard of 3D, were to dub the film "the best space film ever," which is something that he just did. Game changer! Also, watch costars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney talk about the film from Venice.

James Cameron Says It's "Absolutely Inevitable" That All Entertainment Will Be In 3D

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2013 9:19 AM
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To 3D or not to 3D, that is the question, and lately, the answer from moviegoers has been: pass. As was reported earlier this month, the format has been taking some blows at the box office, with North American crowds favouring regular old 2D for the majority of their viewing experience. This summer, only 25% of total domestic ticket sales of Dreamworks' animated film “Turbo” came from those uncomfortable glasses, with 31% of sales for “Monsters University” in 3D, and only 34% for Brad Pitt's biggest grossing movie ever, “World War Z." But don't tell that to James Cameron, who sees only a bright, three-dimensional future for the format.

Watch: Massive 3-Hour Documentary On The Making Of James Cameron's 'Aliens'

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 29, 2013 11:23 AM
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If you’re the kind of person that loves to work Newt’s infamous “They mostly come out at night…Mostly” line into every conversation that you can, you might think you’re pretty well-versed in the world of James Cameron’s “Aliens.” Since the film’s release in 1986 there have been plenty of interviews, documentaries, and discussions given about the sci-fi classic, but none are as comprehensive as the one you can view below.

James Cameron Says 'Man Of Steel' & 'Iron Man 3' Probably Didn't Have To Be In 3D

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 5, 2013 2:28 PM
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There is probably no bigger cheerleader on the planet for 3D than James Cameron, but he's also been the loudest voice when it comes to half-hearted, unartistic use of the format. And he recently had a lot to say about 3D and moviemaking in general, sitting down with Alfonso Cuarón for a conversation at Mexico City’s technology forum TagDF on Wednesday. Why were they paired up? Well, it turns out Cameron lent Cuarón some technology assistance on his upcoming 3D space adventure "Gravity," a movie will undoubtedly meets his approval, 3D-wise. But as for some of the other blockbusters this summer? Not so much.

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