James Cameron: He misses the US premiere of “Avatar 2”
He misses the US premiere of “Avatar 2”
After a global press tour for “Avatar: The Way of Water”, James Cameron just missed the US premiere of his new film.
James Cameron (68) missed the US premiere of his new film “Avatar: The Way of Water”. A corona test with the director was positive. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, he therefore had to cancel the performance of the blockbuster sequel on Monday in Los Angeles.
“Jim has Covid but is fine,” a Disney spokesman said. “He tested positive during a routine check-up.” Cameron will “continue to complete his program virtually, but will not take part in the premiere”.
James Cameron had already made his infection public on Sunday. He was able to attend the opening of his multimedia exhibition “Pressure: James Cameron Into the Abyss” at the Natural History Museum in los Angeles only be present virtually. “I want to apologize to everyone gathered here tonight. I can’t be at my own party,” he said via Zoom.
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On the plane from Tokyo to the USA, he suddenly felt weak, according to the director. “I got tested and found out I have Covid so obviously I can’t be there and endanger other people.” The exhibition focuses on Cameron’s dive into the Mariana Trench in 2012.
Over the past few days, Cameron has been traveling all over the world to promote Avatar: The Way of Water. He attended the world premiere in London and then presented the film in South Korea and Japan.
“Avatar: The Way of Water” starts regularly in German cinemas on December 14th. The first of three sequels to the 2009 megahit hits the US on December 16th.