Out doing press for the upcoming release of the thriller “The Debt”, Aussie hunk Sam Worthington took some time out to discuss two tentpole sequels he’s involved with – “Wrath of the Titans” and “Avatar 2”.
With the former, which has been shooting in the UK for the past few months, he was more involved in the development process right from the start – “You do it all of the way through. You sit down with the studio, you sit down with the character, you sit down with everybody and have a whole different look at how we’re going to handle” he tells Coming Soon.
When asked about making a weighty indie film vs. a blockbuster like “Titans”, he responds “You make “Clash 2” weighty. “Clash 1” is a video game. You make “Clash 2” weighty. You take everything you’ve learned, and go, I’m not doing this f–ing sh*t! I’m going to do a weighty script in a blockbuster. That’s the bigness of a blockbuster. They’re very hard because they’re done by such a machine, so you try to get that weight that an independent can allow you, that freedom that they have on an independent script, and then you try to fit it into a blockbuster where there’s a whole set of people who have a say. With something like “Clash 2,” that’s definitely what we’ve aimed for.”
Asked by Collider about what he’s heard from James Cameron about the progress of the “Avatar” sequels, he sys “in regards to Avatar, he’s writing the bible, at the moment, which is a precursor to Avatar 1 and the whole world, basically. I think it’s just to get Jim’s mind back into the characters and back into the world. He’s told me where he wants to take Avatar 2 and 3, and it’s monumental. it’s just huge! But, you’d expect nothing less from him. He’s not going to start it until he’s 100%. I know they’re setting up shop down in Manhattan Beach, and when he says jump, I jump.”