SALT LAKE CITY — Filmmaker James Cameron recently extended congratulations to Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios for beating “Titanic” at the box office with “Avengers: Endgame.”
According to Variety, Cameron shared his message via Twitter, which includes a picture of the Titanic upended by a giant, floating Avengers symbol.
“An iceberg sank the real Titanic. It took the Avengers to sink my Titanic,” he wrote. Everyone here at Lightstorm Entertainment salutes your amazing achievement.”
Cameron also mentioned how the success of “Endgame” shows the movie industry is “bigger than ever!”
According to Box Office Mojo, Marvel’s newest blockbuster currently sits at $2.29 billion worldwide, making it the second most profitable movie of all time. The movie’s next target is “Avatar,” — also directed by Cameron — which sits at $2.78 billion.
Variety reports that “Endgame" has become the fastest film to gross $2 billion, beating “Avatar” by over a month.
This isn’t the first time the director has talked about Marvel’s movies, but his tone has changed as of late. Cameron said last year he hoped “Avenger fatigue” would set in soon, according to Vanity Fair. However, he did praise “Guardians of the Galaxy” for being “completely escapist” and “just fun.”Comment on this story
“There are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process,” he said about superhero films.
In the same interview, Cameron mentioned his upcoming “Avatar” sequels will lean more towards a family drama, similar to “The Godfather.”
“There’s still the same setting and the same respect for the shock of the new ... but what happens when warriors who are willing to go on suicide charges and leap off cliffs ... have their own kids? It becomes a very different story,” he said.