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James Cameron threatened to fire the writers of the Avatar sequel if they failed to replicate the essence that characterized the first film.

The winner of Academy Award, James Cameronrevealed in an interview for Times UK, that much of the delay Avatar: The Way of Water was because he demanded his writers not try to “create new stories” and concentrate on understanding why the first part was a worldwide success.

Cameron explained that initially, he wanted to write three sequels to Avatar but eventually they became four. That’s how she decided to get a group of writers together to start looking for what worked with the first movie.

“I don’t want to hear anyone’s new ideas or anyone’s plots until we’ve spent some time figuring out what worked in the first movie, what connected and why it worked.”

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He was about to fire them

However, the writers kept tossing out ideas for the next sequel, forcing the director to threaten to fire them if they couldn’t find “what was the connection and protect it”.

“They kept wanting to talk about the new stories. I said, ‘We’re not going to do that yet.’ I eventually had to threaten to fire them all because they were doing what writers do, which is trying to create new stories. I said, ‘We need to understand what the connection was and protect it, protect that ember and that flame.’”

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Did you find the key to success?

The first film of Avatar premiered in 2009, explored a conflict between the humans who colonized the alien world of Pandora and the Omaticaya, the inhabitants of the planet. The project was a pioneer in terms of technology by presenting it entirely in 3D, raising more than $2.84 billion worldwide.

For its part, James Cameron do not touch Avatar it worked thanks to the fact that it managed to connect on three different levels: “The first is the surface, which is character, problem and resolution”, he explained. “The second is thematic. What is the movie trying to say? But Avatar also works on a third level, the subconscious.”

However, the director stated that the sequel’s script did not meet the third level and decided to start writing again, which caused further delays. “Boom. Start again. That took a year.”he added.

At the moment, the details of the plot of The Way of Water are scarce, but it is known that it will be set a decade after the original film and will continue to tell the story of the family Sulli. In addition, three other sequels to Avatar They are already in the production stage.

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