James Cameron recently stated that he believed Avengers: Infinity War antagonist Thanos had the right idea. In an interview with Time, the director of Avatar: The Way of Water expressed his sympathy for Thanos’ plan to exterminate half of all life on Earth. I can understand Thanos, and I felt he had a fairly good response, the man stated. No one will offer to volunteer to be half that must go, which is the issue. In the last moments of Infinity War, Thanos used the Infinity Stones to cut the population of the universe in half; however, the MCU’s surviving heroes were able to undo this in Avengers: Endgame. Cameron’s backing of Thanos is unexpected considering how harshly the Academy Award-winning director generally criticizes the superhero genre.
He previously described Avatar: The Way of Water as a reaction to Marvel Studios and DC Studios, whose works, in his opinion, frequently neglect real-world issues like fatherhood. “I was consciously thinking to myself, ‘Okay, all these superheroes, they never have kids. They never really have to deal with the real things that hold you down and give you feet of clay in the real world,'” said he. Avatar: The Way of Water has considerably superior visual effects than any Marvel or DC film, according to Cameron, who has previously made this claim publicly. He specifically singled out the Thanos CGI that was employed in Infinity War and Endgame as an illustration of the superior technological accomplishments of the Avatar sequel. “When it comes to the kind of emotive facial stuff that we’re doing… [compared to] Thanos? Come on. Give me a break. You saw [The Way of Water]. It’s not even close,” said he.
Cameron also emphasized that he wasn’t attempting to “diss the Marvel or DC Universe[s]” at the same time. This is consistent with Cameron’s past statements about similarities between the MCU and the Avatar franchise, which he labeled as “irrelevant.” On how the MCU is more well-known among viewers than the Avatar films, Cameron pointed out that the scope of the two franchises is very different. Marvel has around 26 films to create an entire universe, with characters interacting with one another, he claimed. “So it’s an irrelevant argument. We’ll see what happens after this film.” The same, according to Cameron, held for comparisons between Avatar and Star Wars, another enduring series.