James Cameron Says It’s ‘Okay To Get Up And Go Pee’ During ‘Avatar' 2

James Cameron Says It’s ‘Okay To Get Up And Go Pee’ During ‘Avatar' 2

'Avatar' 2 is going to be so long says director James Cameron and is encouraging pee breaks.

The trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water has just dropped and we couldn't be more excited.


An epic new four-film saga is the vision of the director, James Cameron, and Avatar: The Way of Water, the first of which is set to release in December 2022. "Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure,” according to the film’s synopsis.

Addressing viewers who may get annoyed about the length of the movie, Cameron said, "I don't want anybody whining about length when they sit and binge-watch [television] for eight hours ... I can almost write this part of the review. 'The agonizingly long three-hour movie...' It's like, give me a f***ing break. I've watched my kids sit and do five one-hour episodes in a row." 


He has a unique solution for viewers who may be troubled by the length of the sequel which reportedly has a running time of approximately three hours. "Here’s the big social paradigm shift that has to happen: it’s OK to get up and go pee,” he said.

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are returning as Jake and Neytiri for the second film, alongside new cast members Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, and Kate Winslet.


The first Avatar spanned more than 160 minutes. The breathtaking sci-fi epic, which used ground-breaking visual effects to introduce viewers to the world of Pandora, became the highest-grossing movie of all time and received nine Academy Award nominations. But since 2009, some fans have criticized the storytelling and dialogues of the film.

Tackling trolls and haters, Cameron said, "The trolls will have it that nobody gives a shit and they can’t remember the characters’ names or one damn thing that happened in the movie,” he said. “Then they see the movie again and go, ‘Oh, OK, excuse me, let me just shut the fuck up right now.’ So I’m not worried about that.”


James Cameron mentioned that themes like family, sustainability, and climate are important to him in his real and cinematic life. He uses the canvas of movies to say everything he wants to say.

Speaking about the other films in the sequel, he said, "Movie four is a corker. It’s a motherfucker. I actually hope I get to make it. But it depends on market forces. Three is in the can so it’s coming out regardless. I really hope that we get to make four and five because it’s one big story, ultimately.”

In a wide-ranging interview with Empire Online, he mentioned he might not actually direct Avatar 4 or 5 but pass the baton to other filmmakers as he apparently has other stuff he wants to get to.

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