Yet his feelings are very much on the contrary, as the director has admitted that seeing the Marvel blockbuster break the record has made him hopeful.
“It gives me a lot of hope,” Cameron told Deadline. “Avengers: Endgame is demonstrable proof that people will still go to movie theaters.
“The thing that scared me most about making Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 was that the market might have shifted so much that it simply was no longer possible to get people that excited about going and sitting in a dark room with a bunch of strangers to watch something.”
Well, it seems that his fears were overblown.
When it was revealed that the Marvel movie had beaten his own, Cameron posted: “I see you, Marvel. Congratulations to Avengers Endgame on becoming the new box-office king. Jim Cameron.”
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Not satisfied with becoming the highest-grossing movie ever, Endgame recently took the record for the UK’s fastest-selling digital download movie.
Meanwhile, Endgame directors the Russo brothers have revealed how they could be enticed back to the MCU.