Rumors are somewhat funny but it is not when taken too far.
Filmmaker James Cameron has been known for taking us on a dive into the Titanic that sank in 1912 by creating a film that stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in 1997 – that eventually became iconic.
Following the OceanGate submersible incident that killed 5 passengers onboard, some people on social media are speculating that James Cameron might be taking a dive again to make a film about the incident. This also became a subject of recent memes that are considered to be ‘dark humor’.
However, after a few weeks of not responding to offensive rumors, Cameron insisted that he is NOT in talks of creating a film based on the recent incident, as per his tweet.
I don’t respond to offensive rumors in the media usually, but I need to now. I’m NOT in talks about an OceanGate film, nor will I ever be.
— James Cameron (@JimCameron) July 15, 2023
It did not come as a shock to many that Cameron would be attached to the submersible incident. Following the discovery of the ‘likely human remains’ from the submersible, he appeared on ABC News to criticize OceanGate for the exploration and then provided his insights about the tragedy.
“A number of the top players in the deep submergence engineering community even wrote letters to the company, saying that what they were doing was too experimental to carry passengers and that it needed to be certified,” Cameron said. “I’m struck by the similarity of the Titanic disaster itself, where the captain was repeatedly warned about ice ahead of his ship, and yet he steamed at full speed into an ice field on a moonless night and many people died as a result. For us, it’s a very similar tragedy where warnings went unheeded.”
Just last month, the U.S. Coast Guard retrieved new debris from the Titanic shipwreck. It was just hours forward when authorities confirmed that the passengers onboard the vessel due to ‘catastrophic implosion’.
For now, Cameron has his filmmaking expertise focused on the world of Pandora with the third ‘Avatar’ installment following ‘The Way of Water’. It is set to release in theaters on December 19, 2025. A fourth and fifth installment will follow.
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