The genius behind the Avatar saga has repeatedly criticized the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but now he seems to have an affinity for one of the most iconic characters in the House of Ideas: Thanos.
Cameron expressed agreement with Thanos' drastic beliefs: the villain played by Josh Brolin believed that the best course of action for existence was to wipe out half the population of the universe.
“I think he had a pretty viable answer.”
In an interview with Timethe director of Avatar: The Way of the Water talked about his personal and interesting connection with Thanos: “I identify with Thanos…. I thought I had a pretty viable answer. The problem is, no one is going to raise their hand to volunteer to be the half that has to go.”
As The Direct recalls, Cameron, a noted environmental activist, previously told Variety that Marvel Studios was doing a good job with visual effects, explaining that “the rising tide of technology is bringing everyone together.”
“Obviously, the big comic book-based movies have driven the volume of the industry…the rising tide of technology brings everyone together. It allows for better quality artists, more tools, plug-ins and code to use. There are more and more talented people writing code.
His sentiments are not very surprising, given his support for environmental and climate activism. After all, these are the pillars of the Avatar franchise as a whole. However, it is interesting that James Cameron identifies with Marvel in some way.