People are roasting James Cameron on Twitter for criticizing the ‘Avengers’ franchise

Wait, how many more 'Avatar' films?

Apr 22, 2018, 12:45 pm

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Tiffany Kelly 

Tiffany Kelly

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James Cameron hopes film-goes grow tired of superhero franchises like the Avengers soon. But, if you weren’t already aware, Cameron plans to make four sequels to his 2009 sci-fi film Avatar. Yes, that’s right. Four! The first one is scheduled to be released in late 2020. Still, he is critical of other sci-fi/fantasy franchises that produce several sequels.

“I’m hoping we’ll start getting ‘Avenger’ fatigue here pretty soon,” Cameron told reporters while promoting the upcoming series AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction.

“It’s just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process. It’s like, oy!” he continued.

On Twitter, people roasted Cameron for his hypocrisy.

Cameron says he wants the four sequels to Avatar to focus more on families and resemble The Godfather films. “We still want to show you things that you haven’t even seen or imagined, but the story is very different.”

But why the Avengers hate? Maybe Cameron is feeling resentful of Marvel franchises because his 1997 hit film Titanic was recently surpassed by Black Panther in the box office.

Cameron did admit that he doesn’t know “where tastes are going in respect to science fiction” because he hasn’t made a TV show or movie in a while. Yikes.

Read the full interview over at IndieWire.

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*First Published: Apr 22, 2018, 12:45 pm