In its infinite hubris, Netflix orders a live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender

Netflix has apparently never heard the myth of Icarus, because it’s currently planning to use its wings of wax to fly directly into the sun, with apparently no disregard for the inherent dangers. That’s a metaphor, of course, but what Netflix is really doing is no less dangerous: As announced today in a press release,…

James Cameron hopes Avengers "fatigue" sets in soon, because he has all these Avatar movies coming out

Avengers: Infinity War is the penultimate film in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but while the studio has yet to release any info on what we can expect from the new era, James Cameron’s already over it. According to Indiewire, the director, who’s out promoting his new AMC series, AMC Visionaries: James…

Fox is spending a billion dollars on those Avatar sequels

Surprising pretty much no one, James Cameron’s Avatar franchise is about to become one of the most expensive series of films ever made. Variety reports—as part of a longer conversation with 21st Century Fox’s Lachlan Murdoch—that the company has apparently budgeted more than a billion dollars for Avatars 2, 3, 4, and 5…

Avatar 2 adds a bunch of young actors who probably don't remember the first movie

James Cameron’s Avatar came out in 2009, and while that’s not too long ago in terms of the history of the human race, it feels like an eternity in movie years. Now, in a movie that inadvertently underlines just how long it’s been since Avatar, Cameron’s highly anticipated (?) sequel has cast a handful child/teen…

James Cameron called Josh Brolin “names” for turning down the Avatar sequels

Hollywood is a tough place, full of backstabbing, double-dealing, pile-climbing, and all the other symptoms of a world full of A-listers trying to push everybody else down into the Bs. Sometimes though, people get really nasty, as demonstrated in a new Esquire profile on Josh Brolin, in which he reveals that James…

Indiana Jones-Star Wars mashup manages to brutally murder Jar Jar, so there’s that

The requirements for a successful movie mashup really depend on the ultimate goal of the one doing the mashing. Maybe you’re looking to prove two different movies are actually the same movie, so you match them up beat-for-beat like this Avatar/Pocahontas mashup. Maybe you’re aiming for maximum comedic effect, so you…

What’s the worst movie you ever saw in the theater?

This week, in honor of the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000, we’re asking: What’s the worst movie you’ve ever seen while trapped in a theater?

Which fictional language would be the biggest pain in the ass to learn?

For most people, the constructed languages spoken in fictional universes sort of flit by, an element that adds to the overall immersion of the experience, but that’s all. A lot of work goes into those moments of immersion, though, and some people invest deeply in them, learning languages like Star Trek’s Klingon and …

James Cameron and Ubisoft are teaming up for a new Avatar game

It’s time to add one-more ill-defined venture to James Cameron’s list of far-flung Avatar projects. Today, Ubisoft, the game publisher behind series likes Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs, has announced that it’s partnered with 20th Century Fox and Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment to create a new big-budget Avatar …

Oscar viewers were shocked before the ceremony, thanks to Avatar land commercial

Last night’s Oscar ceremony was a doozy, judging by Taraji P. Henson’s expressions, and well, that whole Best Picture snafu. But even before Mahershala Ali made history as the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award, people who’d tuned in to watch the proceedings were sitting in stunned silence. That’s because…

It’s Rumor Time: Avatar 2 might have a release date as Fox tinkers with its schedule

James Cameron has been working on his second Avatar movie—of the many he ultimately intends to film—pretty much since the first one blew up the box office back in 2009. Today, a quiet shuffle of the 20th Century Fox film schedule might have finally revealed the sequel’s release date, with an untitled film from…