Dit is wat Cameron o.a. zei:
"I was telling him for a long time to get out of that thing because there is only room for one captain on the ship," Cameron says. "Instinctively I knew that Peter was going to take over and do the movie. Guillermo, to his credit, didn't listen to me and wanted to do continue and had some great designs - and I have seen all the designs."
"Of course he would have done a spectacular job, but don't we want to see Peter do it? He should do it and Guillermo should do his thing. That's what I told both of them - you should just stay in your corners."
In het verleden zei Cameron tegenover AICN echter eens: "the two [design] styles (Peter Jackson + del Toro) mix perfectly together." Del Toro over Cameron, tegenover TORn: "Jim and I have been dear friends for over 17 years now. But that has not prevented us being very critical of each other's work through the years." Nu gaan beide heren dus eindelijk samenwerken aan een film. Uiteraard is de kans klein dat James Cameron stiekem loert op The Hobbit.