It looks like the 2020s are awakening our childhood/teenage nostalgia. Britney ended her conservatorship, Lindsay Lohan made her much awaited comeback, Dragon Ball launched another movie, and Avatar came with its second part. More than ten years have gone by since Avatar’s first release, how does that feel? This film definitely made history and also several million dollars.
Let’s have in mind that, before Avengers: Endgame in 2019 Avatar was the highest-grossing film in history for the past decade. However, we’re talking about extremely complex & expensive techniques in order to reach fantastic special effects. Avatar 2 was supposed to release in 2015, however, director James Cameron said the new effects for the sequel were taking a little longer.
The movie was released in cinemas last December 16th. For those complaining about its three-hour duration, James Cameron said he’s seen his children watching up to five episodes of TV shows in a row. More than one of us can claim guilt for this, as you might know, in Film Daily we’re big fans of binge-watching. But for all these, what’s Cameron’s net worth after Avatar 2?
James Cameron’s net worth
James Cameron’s current net worth is estimated to be $700 million. Just to freshen up a little, Cameron is behind iconic films like Titanic, The Terminator, Aliens, Rambo II, True Lies, and Avatar. Only in the United States, James Cameron’s movies have crossed $1.9 billion. Speaking worldwide, his movies have earned up to $6.3 billion.
Cameron definitely is a pro that knows what he’s doing, in fact, he’s known for taking his time between projects. And honestly, with that net worth, there’s no rush at all in bringing new titles, he’s reached the dream of all artists, having time & money to create with calm. Quality & quantity are usually opposite concepts, however, James Cameron has managed to reach both throughout his career.
To date, Cameron has made $350 million only from his 2009 movie Avatar. Believe it or not, he’s not the richest director in the world, do you think he ever is? Currently, George Lucas is the richest film director in the world with a $5.5 billion net worth. Followed by Steven Spielberg, with $4 billion. Will James Cameron enter into this top three or even beat this legend after Avatar 2? Let’s watch it first!
Things you need to know about Avatar 2
According to producer Jon Landau, this is a movie about family, so if you gathered with your loved ones for Christmas watching Avatar 2 might be a good plan. We’ve been teased with the official title since 2018 Avatar: The Way of Water promises to expand the fantastic universe that was first shown to us. Cameron came to revolutionize the industry again by combining 3D with 4K.
James Cameron has been generous with some notes about Avatar 2, if you don’t want to get any insight into the characters in this sequel then skip this part. According to the director, “The story of the sequels will follow Jake, Neytiri, and his children. It is more of a family saga and its problems with humans.” He also insisted that we would see new characters as well as new locations on Pandora.
As you might imagine, we’ll see a lot of aquifers, including the actual oceans of planet earth. In fact, this is one of the reasons behind the need of developing such an elevated technology for this film. James Cameron carried out a new technique for underwater recording, revolutionizing the universe of digital effects in the cinema. Are you ready for this promising film?