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Eating For Free

Jan 12, 2023

In the final episode of our series on James Cameron's latest aesthetic monstrosity, Avatar 2, we talk about the impact on the film industry of shooting four "billion dollar movie sequels" at once, the terrifying prospects of Weta's 3D technologies, and more!


  • James Cameron Praises ‘Avatar 2’ Nearing $2 Billion: ‘Enough With Streaming Already! I’m Tired of Sitting on My A–’ [Variety]
  • Will ‘Avatar’ Sequels Get Less Expensive as the Franchise Continues? [Variety]
  • ‘Avatar 2’ soars past ‘Top Gun’ with $1.5 billion to become highest-grossing film of 2022, and it’s already the 10th biggest movie ever [CNBC]
  • Avatar 2 took forever because James Cameron had to make sure Avatar 4 was ready to shoot [Polygon]
  • Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang, & Jon Landau Talk 'Avatar: The Way of Water,' IMAX, 3D, and Future Sequels [Collider]
  • Edie Falco Shot ‘Avatar 2’ So Long Ago That She Thought It Had Already Been Released and “Didn’t Do Very Well” [THR]
  • Sigourney Weaver, 73, talks teen character in 'Avatar 2': Older actors are 'extraordinary' [USA Today]
  • James Cameron’s old comments prompt Native American boycott of new ‘Avatar’ sequel [LA Times]


Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

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