In a recent interview, James Cameron, the highly respected director and a recipient of numerous accolades whose “Avatar” (2009) sequel “Avatar 2: The Way of Water” had already notched a whopping $855.4 million globally in less than a week and a half after release, had unveiled why he had decided to shot “Avatar 2,” “Avatar 3,” alongside some parts of “Avatar 4” at the same time adding he wanted his long-hailed “Avatar” franchise to avoid the “Stranger Things” effect where child actors grew up too quickly. In the matter of the fact, a swathe of child actors had been installed in the “Avatar: The Way of Water,” including Tuk (Trunity Jo-Li Bliss) who had been 7 years old during the shots and is 13 now. Besides, Spider (Jack Champion) had been 12 during the casting and is 18 now.
Cameron explains the reasons why he shots Avatar sequels together
Meanwhile, speaking in an interview with the Entertainment Weekly over the weekend, adding that he was going to shot all sequels together, the director said, “Otherwise, you get — and I love ‘Stranger Things’ — but you get the ‘Stranger Things’ effect where they’re supposed to still be in high school [but] they look like they’re 27,” the director said.
“You know, I love the show. It’s okay, we’ll suspend disbelief. We like the characters, but, you know”. In tandem, citing what Peter Jackson did with his “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Cameron added, “They took that chance to launch on all three of those films.
But he had the books mapped out, so he could always show the actors what they needed to know about their character arc. So I felt I had to do the same thing. I had to play this as if the books already existed. So the only way for us to do that was to write all the scripts and let the actors read all the scripts and see where their characters were going and what it all meant.
Not that that’s actable in the moment, but I think it’s something that the actors could work into their preparation for their characters” James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water” is expected to become a billion-dollar epic coming into the second weekend after release.