Last Updated on December 6, 2022
Hollywood director James Cameron stated that his upcoming sequel to Avatar is rooted in his personal issues and views. Cameron, who hasn’t directed a movie since 2009, stated that there were things he would have done differently if he had to do his career over again, referring to testosterone as a “toxin.”
“I thought, ‘I’m going to work out a lot of my stuff, artistically, that I’ve gone through as a parent of five kids,’ ” Cameron told the Hollywood Reporter. “The overarching idea is, the family is the fortress. It’s our greatest weakness and our greatest strength. I thought, ‘I can write the hell out of this. I know what it is to be the a–hole dad.’”
“I always think of [testosterone] as a toxin that you have to slowly work out of your system,” said the Terminator and Titanic director while reflecting on his career. “A lot of things I did earlier, I wouldn’t do — career-wise and just risks that you take as a wild, testosterone-poisoned young man.”
Cameron’s comments prompted responses from Twitter users, including one from new CEO Elon Musk. “Testosterone rocks ngl,” Musk replied to a tweet.
“You can’t hit environmental messaging over the head,” Cameron said. “People are angsty enough. We’ll be injecting this film into a marketplace in a different time. And maybe things that were over the horizon in 2009 are upon us now. Maybe it’s not entertainment anymore.”