Matt Damon received a response from James Cameron stating that he rejected 10% of The Avatar.
Matt Damon made headlines regarding his job a few years ago when he announced that he was leaving Avatar. James Cameron made the offer to the actor on the eve of the original 2009 picture becoming the highest-grossing film of all time. In addition to the role, Cameron offered the actor ten percent of his revenues from the film. When Damon said no, he actually ended up selling a quarter of a billion dollars’ worth of rights, which is more than any other actor in the history of acting. Cameron’s Avatar sequel is about to be released in theatres, so the filmmaker has responded to everything that has happened since the film was announced.
When asked if he had lately spoken to Matt Damon, James Cameron laughed in response to the question. After that, he made the following remarks:
He holds himself responsible for it. And I truly believe you are aware of the phrase, “Matt, you’re kind of one of the biggest movie stars in the world; get over it.” However, he was obligated to film another instalment of the Bourne franchise since it was on his podium, and there was nothing that we could do about it. Therefore, he was forced to politely decline the offer.
Right. Matt Damon is doing well despite the fact that he lost out on a potential $250 million in earnings. James Cameron discussed the subject with the actor during an interview he gave to BBC Radio. The actor explained that he was unable to continue because of his commitment to the Bourne movies. Aside from that, how else could he have predicted how enormous Avatar would be other than… well… James Cameron, the director of the blockbusters Terminator and Titanic.
Cameron was then asked if he would now consider Matt Damon for a role in the Avatar sequel, potentially with a cameo to hint at the wild Hollywood “what if.” “Yes,” Cameron responded. The following is what the filmmaker has said:
It is imperative that we carry out these steps, as only then will the equilibrium of the world be restored. But he doesn’t get 10%, damn it.
Although nothing has changed about the fact that Matt Damon was passed up for the role that would have earned him the highest salary ever offered to an actor, I believe that we will need to keep a close eye on him in the upcoming Avatar flicks. When Damon was speaking about the lost chance with Avatar, he relayed John Krasinski’s insightful response to all that had occurred. He apparently offered Damon solace by assuring him that “nothing will change” in his life, with the exception of the fact that the two of them will discuss about space travel. In addition to that, there is, as the saying goes, “a lot of money, more issues” associated with all of this.
Titanic, another one of James Cameron’s major hits, was surpassed as James Cameron’s all-time highest-grossing film by Avatar when it became the highest-grossing film of all time. In 2019, Marvel’s “Avengers: Finale” had a significant impact on its box office performance, but in 2021, when it was re-released, a spur-of-the-moment move allowed Avatar to reclaim the top spot once more. A monumental performance from “Avatar” that elevates it above every other film in the annals of cinematic history. 2.922 billion USD globally.
In comparison to the “Avatar” sequel, “The Way of Water,” which made $17 million on its opening day, “The Way of Water” is quickly reaching the $170 million domestic opening weekend that was planned for it. This coming weekend, when you are getting to know Pandora, be sure to check out CinemaBlend’s interview with James Cameron about “Avatar 2.”