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05th Feb 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Avatar 2 producer talks about the “Irish mafia” having critical roles in the movie

Rory Cashin

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He also talks about what to expect from the sequel to the biggest movie of all time.

Coming up to the ten-year anniversary, Avatar remains the biggest blockbuster of all time, banking over $2.78 billion at the worldwide box office.

It also went on to win three Oscars, one of which wasn’t Best Picture, which means the movie’s producer Jon Landau didn’t take home the trophy that night.

Several years earlier however, on another collaboration with writer/director James Cameron, they did bring home the Best Picture Oscar with Titanic, so it is unlikely that he has been left wanting.

Since then, Landau has been kept busy with the multiple upcoming sequels to Avatar, the first of which – apparently titled Avatar: The Way Of Water – is set for release in December 2020.

Before that though, Landau is behind the first major blockbuster of 2019, with Alita: Battle Angel, which Cameron also produces and co-wrote, but directing duties were given over to Robert Rodriguez.

In the lead-up to this movie’s release, JOE was lucky enough to sit down with the Oscar-winning producer to talk about his new movie, as well as what audiences can expect from Cameron’s much-anticipated sci-fi sequel.

He also reveals the hugely important role that, as he calls them, “the Irish mafia” had in both Alita: Battle Angel and the first Avatar, plus how they’ll be returning to those roles for the Avatar sequel.

Watch the interview in full right here:

We also had the opportunity to chat to the movie’s director Robert Rodriguez, as well as stars Jennifer ConnellyChristoph Waltz, Keean Johnson, and Alita herself, Rosa Salazar. All of those interviews will be available to view on JOE’s YouTube, and on The Big Reviewski!

Alita: Battle Angel is released in Irish cinemas from Wednesday 6 February.

Check out the trailer right here:

Clip via 20th Century Fox

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