MOVIE NEWS – The Hollywood premiere of Avatar: The Way of Water could be James Cameron’s big break, but the director will not be present at the premiere.
James Cameron will have to miss the Hollywood premiere of Avatar: The Way of Water in Los Angeles. He has tested positive for Covid-19. According to Variety, the director is reportedly feeling well and asymptomatic. However, due to protocol, one of the biggest movie promotions of the year will be virtual. Although Cameron won’t be present, the Hollywood and Highland complex is expected to be packed with star-studded crowds. Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Kate Winslet are all rumoured to be in attendance.
Of course, the world premiere of Avatar: The Way of Water took place in London last week. James Cameron was able to attend along with the stars of his film.
The film is set to hit theatres this week, where it is expected to gross between $150 million and $180 million in its U.S. opening weekend. Along with other international territories, a Chinese release could also be a big boost to its gross.
Despite being around for thirteen years, James Cameron’s Avatar franchise is only just getting started. Any initial fears that Cameron’s meticulously planned sequel series might have arrived too late have been allayed as he moves closer to release with Avatar: The Way of Water. While it’s true that Black Panther 2 has dominated the box office in recent weeks, Avatar: The Way of Water may be the biggest challenge to one of the most successful Marvel films of the year.
Avatar: The Way of Water hits cinemas on 16 December.