TGL Round-Up: James Cameron Calls Wonder Woman A ‘Step Backwards’, Avatar Sequels Finally In Production
James Cameron has some choice words for the Wonder Woman movie.
“I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards,” Cameron told the Guardian in an interview. “Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit. And to me, [the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!”
Wonder Woman has a sequel planned for Dec. 19, 2019 and stars Gal Gadot.
The long awaited sequels to Avatar are finally underway.
“Oh, we’re in production,” says Cameron, talking to EW ahead of the release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (in theatres Aug. 25). “We’re in full-tilt production. We’re in what we call ‘scouting,’ which basically is shooting for me. I’m on the stage all day long during the scouting process, because there are no sets or locations, other than in the virtual world, so I do all my location-scouting with a troop of actors that go through the virtual sets, and give me a sense of the scale and position, lighting, that sort of thing. Then, I’m in rehearsals with my principal cast and I start with them at the end of September.”
The first of those four sequels is scheduled for release on Dec. 18, 2020, with the subsequent three arriving Dec. 17, 2021, Dec. 20, 2024, and Dec. 19, 2025.