A James Cameron we can qualify him with a good number of adjectives ranging from visionary —although he has been very hackneyed for years due to promotional campaigns— to master. However, one of the words that best fits his figure may be “ambitious”; something that not only demonstrates the lavish ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’, but is also reflected in the project for the third installment of the saga.
Did you want ‘Avatar’? Well, have two cups.
Although ‘The Sense of Water’ has just come out of the oven and is already sweeping our movie theaters, Cameron has done his homework and already has a good part of the work on ‘Avatar 3’, which he shot simultaneously. But this is not the surprising thing about the matter, but the duration of the first cut of the upcoming sequel which, presumably, has already bequeathed to the Disney offices: nothing more and nothing less than nine hours.
This information has transcended through the critic jeff sneidera regular in media such as LA Magazine, who in addition to confirming the wild extension of the footage of what is probably only a rough cut —let’s not go crazy with sensationalism— has commented that the filmmaker has asked The House of Mouse to complete the VFX for the 540 minutes.
“Someone contacted me and said that Cameron delivered a cut of ‘Avatar’ last week. The version is, no jokes, nine hours. And, it seems, he’s insisting on doing the visual effects for this version, on having all nine hours with effects and then cutting it down, instead of thinking about what you want and doing the VFX just for that. That’s what I’ve heard.”
There is no doubt that the good Jim Cameron thinks big and probably intends to integrate part of the material shot for ‘Avatar 3’ in the fourth and fifth parts scheduled for 2026 and 2028. For now, We have an appointment with ‘The Seed Bearer’ —this is how the last installment of the trilogy will be titled— on December 20, 2024so there is plenty of time to train our bladders.