James Cameron has no qualms about expressing his opinions on what he likes, and what he doesn't. He's pushing the boundaries of technology, and he's more than happy to help other filmmakers do the same. He's not interested in rehashing his old ideas, nor is he interested in preventing other people from making money off of them... even if it means the demise of the property. The guy doesn't b.s. around, and you don't get to the position he's in doing so in any way. Basically, he's King of the world.
At least that's what I took away from his recent sit down with MTV, in which he talked about everything from the obvious topic of the Avatar sequel and novel, to more candid responses with his takes on the Spider-man reboot, the Terminator franchise, and the mistakes Hollywood is making in the wake of the 3D trend he cemented.
We know now that James Cameron has indeed met with Marc Webb to discuss the 3D for Webb's reboot of the Spider-man franchise. Cameron explains his love of the character, and his hope that they can breath new life into him in the same way Batman Begins and Dark Knight did for Batman.
As we reported last week, Cameron's Terminator 1& 2 co-writer William Wisher scripted a very detailed 24 page film treatment for Terminator 5, and a 4-page concept outline for Terminator 6. Cameron, being informed of this for the first time, weighs in and says exactly what he thought of the job the filmmakers of the last two movies did:
Cameron talks about the Grammy's totally missing the mark with 3D, and ends up laying the smackdown on studios hastily converting their movies to 3D -- i.e. Clash of The Titans:
Cameron weighs in on his chances to win the Oscar for Best Director, and heralds the potential historic win of ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow for her film The Hurt Locker:
We brought you an excerpt from an interview Cameron did in which he described the one deleted scene they had finished the vfx on. Here he explains what deleted scenes will end up on the DVD, and whether or not they'll finish the effects on those scenes.
Cameron explains what will be entailed in the Avatar novel, the prequel-ike companion piece to the film:
Cameron on Avatar 2: