February 27, 2024 9:26 am

James Cameron Says Matt Damon Needs to 'Get Over' Turning Down Avatar
James Cameron Says Matt Damon Needs to 'Get Over' Turning Down Avatar

James Cameron Says Matt Damon Needs to ‘Get Over’ Turning Down Avatar

Missing out on Avatar is a big career regret for Matt Damon, but director James Cameron thinks the actor will be just fine. Released in 2009, Avatar is the highest-grossing movie of all time. A high-budget sequel that’s been several years in the making, Avatar: The Way of Water, has also just been released in theaters, where it’s already making some big money as well. More sequels are on the way, with Avatar 3 slated for a 2024 release. Not even factoring in what the sequels will make, turning down Avatar alone is said to have cost Damon upwards of $250 million.

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​Matt Damon was originally intended to play Jake Sully in the Avatar franchise, though he regrets turning it down. Read More