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Why It Took So Long for James Cameron to Make Avatar: The Way of Water

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It's been 13 long years since Avatar- or any other film directed by James Cameron-debuted on the big screen. Hollywood has transformed since then: In 2009, Blockbuster hadn't even declared bankruptcy yet. Since then, Disney has acquired 20th Century Fox , the studio that financed the first Avatar movie; expensive action films without superheroes now rarely get the green light, unless they star Tom Cruise; and streaming has crippled the movie theater business.
Yet Avatar remains the highest-grossing movie in history. When Avengers: Endgame briefly ascended to that top spot in 2020, Cameron...
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