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James Cameron bizarrely agrees with Thanos’ idea of population control
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James Cameron bizarrely agrees with Thanos’ idea of population control

But the Avatar director explained the biggest issue with wiping out half of every living being in the universe.

James Cameron has voiced his support for Thanos' horrifying method of population control in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

For those who might have missed the Avengers series in the MCU, Thanos was one of the most powerful beings in the universe.

He was worried that planets weren't doing their bit to be sustainable.

So he embarked on a quest to get a bunch of stones that have specific powers. The end goal was to combine them all together on this big glove, which would essentially give him whatever he wanted.

Thanos looking good, despite James Cameron's claims
Thanos looking good, despite James Cameron's claims

He decided to kill half of every living creature in the universe at the end of Infinity War, which saw some of the most beloved superheroes (as well as regular folk) wiped out.

It was a fairly rash move from the supervillain, however he seemed to be very chuffed with the decision and was finally at peace.

While this plot line was meant to be viewed as bad by the audience, it seems like James Cameron isn't too upset by it.

In an interview with TIME Magazine, the Avatar and Titanic director said: “I can relate to Thanos. I thought he had a pretty viable answer.

"The problem is nobody is going to put up their hand to volunteer to be the half that has to go.”

Look, he's not wrong in the sense that no one wants to be killed off so the other half of the universe can live.

Cameron's two Avatar movies are dripping in subtext about humankind's impact on the world (and other planets in this context).

James Cameron promoting The Way of Water in South Korea.
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Funnily enough, before he dropped the original movie back in 2009, he faced opposition from studio executives about his big message for the world.

Speaking to GQ, the director recounted a discussion he had with studio head Peter Chernin.

"'Is there any way you can get the kind of tree-hugging hippie bulls**t out of it?' Quote, unquote," Cameron recalled Chernin saying.

"I said, 'So, Peter, I’m at a point now in my career and in my life where I can pretty much make any movie I want.

"And I chose to make this story because of the tree-hugging hippie bulls**t.'"

Audiences around the world lapped it up and the film became the highest grossing film of all time.

Avatar: The Way of Water is hot on its predecessor's heels and is currently the third most successful movie at the global box office.

Topics: James Cameron, Marvel