I just talked to Sam Worthington about his plans to go to Comic-Con International for a new venture with Radical Studios — check back next week for the details on that — but I had to ask him about the August theatrical release of “Avatar: Special Edition,” which adds eight minutes of footage to the highest-grossing film in Hollywood history.
Director James Cameron has alluded, in vague terms, to the nature of that bonus content. I was hoping Worthington might have some more insights…
“I don’t know what the eight minutes are. Jim’s got an extra eight hours of footage, so it could be anything, to be honest. I know there’s a lot more of the hunting and of Jake becoming a Na’vi and the training program. And there’s a lot more live-action stuff, the stuff that we shot that was set on Earth, so maybe it’s parts that have to do with that…. There’s some other Stephen Lang stuff.”
Then, with a winking tone, he added: “Or it could be the incredible sex scene that everyone keeps talking about. It’ll be a surprise for me as well, mate.”
— Geoff Boucher
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Images: Top, the aliens of “Avatar.” Credit: 20th Century Fox. Bottom, Cameron goes native in an illustration. Credit: Kevin Lingenfelser