James Cameron is….apparently not here for signing autographs! At least based on footage of him flipping off a group of fans after a screening of Avatar: the Way of the Water in Los Angeles.
In a viral clip first posted by Page Six, Cameron can be seen exiting the screening and ignoring a crowd of hopeful fans wanting him to sign autographs. The crowd then starts booing upon realizing James isn’t going to stop, and he proceeds to roll down the window of his car and flip everyone off.
Huh! Okay! Anyway, Avatar 2 is out now, and apparently a must-see in theaters. At least according to Cameron himself, who told Variety that everyone should see the movie on ~the big screen~ because “minds will be blown.”
“That was our goal. We would fail if we did not do that,” he said in a lengthy musing. “Whether you see it in 2D or 3D, it’s authored for the big screen. Here’s the part that people will be surprised by or are not expecting. They see the trailer and it kind of looks like a brochure for a weekend on Bora Bora. It’s all about beauty and the promise of being transported to another world and getting to enjoy it. That’s part of it. But there’s another thing that happens when you go to a movie theater. You make a contract with yourself to give that movie its time — three hours and two minutes, in the case of ours. You give it time to work on you, and you don’t get up. You don’t go order a pizza. You don’t talk to your pals and put it on pause. It’s a different level of commitment. But what you get is a different level of impact. You add that on top of the sense of presence that you get from the 3D experience, the sense that I’m there on Pandora. You’re going to get that in the theater. Now, you can watch it on streaming later, but you’ll never have that deep experience. This movie’s going to hit people a lot harder than they think.”