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James Cameron Compares ‘Avatar’ to ‘Lord of the Rings’, Except He Had to ‘Create the Fucking Novels’

July 3, 2022

It would be one of the greatest understatements imaginable to say that James Cameron has poured everything he has into the Avatar franchise, and not just because he’ll likely spend the rest of his career on Pandora considering we might get four more sequels after The way of the water arrives in December.

Not only did the filmmaker pioneer revolutionary performance capture technology twice for the first and second installments, but he also created an entire language for the Na’vi from scratch, which has since been expanded to include a bespoke form of sign language.