James Cameron Compares ‘Avatar: The Way of the Water’ To ‘The Sopranos’

James Cameron Compares 'The Way of the Water' To 'The Sopranos'

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Iconic director James Cameron made an eye-opening comparison during a recent interview when discussing Avatar: The Way of the Water, as he likened the film to the legendary mobster series The Sopranos.

Avatar director James Cameron compared The Way of the Water to the hit HBO mob drama The Sopranos during a recent interview

“People say, ‘Oh my God, a family story from Disney? Just what we want…’ This isn’t that kind of family story. This is a family story like how The Sopranos is a family story,” Cameron said in a recent interview with Total Film.

“The goal is to tell an extremely compelling story on an emotional basis. I would say the emphasis in the new film is more on character, more on story, more on relationships, more on emotion. We didn’t spend as much time on relationship and emotion in the first film as we do in the second film, and it’s a longer film, because there’s more characters to service. There’s more story to service.”

Cameron has been increasingly vocal about Avatar in the lead-up to The Way of the Water, as the legendary filmmaker also recently indicated that the franchise could conclude after the third film if the upcoming second film underperforms.

Joining original Avatar stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, and Sigourney Weaver for The Way of the Water will be the likes of Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Michelle Yeoh, Brendan Cowell, Oona Chaplin, CJ Jones, and Vin Diesel. The film hits theaters on Friday, December 16.

Despite how The Way of the Water performs, the third film in the Avatar franchise will still happen (in fact, some of it has already bee filmed) and is currently scheduled to hit theaters in 2024.

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