‘Titanic’ director James Cameron says ‘new research’ will ‘settle’ Jack and Rose ‘by’ debate

Since 1997, fans have had a thing or two to say about the door that ultimately caused Jack to die in “Titanic.”

The film’s director, James Cameron, addresses the controversial theory that Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jack, could have survived by climbing onto Rose’s door in the middle of the icy water.

In the upcoming National Geographic documentary, “Titanic: 25 Years Later,” Cameron said that Jack and Rose (played by Kate Winslet) didn’t hold on to a door in the first place.

“A new study we just did will resolve this fan-based question about Jack and Rose and a piece of floating debris everyone calls a door,” Cameron revealed at a Television Critics Association panel on Friday, according to USA. Today.

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James Cameron comments on fans' theory that Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Jack, in

James Cameron comments on fans’ theory that Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jack, could have survived in “Titanic” by holding the door that Kate Winslet’s character, Rose, was standing on.
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“It’s not technically a door,” he explained before adding, “it’s a piece of wood paneling from the first-class cabin.”

The director said he will give the much-discussed fan theory “a forensic examination” in the upcoming documentary, due out February 5.

The show will scientifically recreate exactly what Jack and Rose endured when the Titanic sank in the cold, Atlantic waters. Stunt doubles were chosen based on the body type similarities to DiCaprio and Winslet.

According to a teaser for the documentary shared on Twitter, the stunt doubles were in 56-degree water instead of 28 degrees, so they “doubled the time for each stage” of the game, according to Cameron.

Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack and Kate Winslet as Rose

Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack and Kate Winslet as Rose in ‘Titanic’.
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“That actually works out pretty accurate, according to the algorithms,” Cameron said of testing the theory with this approach. “We weren’t trying to prove or disprove anything, we were just trying to say, ‘If you do this, will it get better?'”

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He added, without disclosing the results, “At four tests, we came to some pretty hard and fast conclusions.”

“Titanic” returns to theaters for a remastered, Cameron re-release in time for Valentine’s Day.

James Cameron said that Jack and Rose never clung to a door.

James Cameron said that Jack and Rose never clung to a door.
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In December, Winslet discussed the door debacle and revealed whether she thought Jack could have survived.

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“I don’t know,” Winslet joked during her appearance on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast. “That’s the answer, I don’t know.”

Winslet was shown a clip of an interview that “Titanic” co-star DiCaprio had previously done while also on the podcast, in which he was asked the same question.

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in a shot of

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in a shot from ‘Titanic’, 1997.
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“I have no comment,” DiCaprio joked as actress Margot Robbie supported the idea that the door debacle is, in fact, “the biggest controversy.”

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“I don’t really think we would have survived if we had both come through that door,” Winslet said after thinking about the answer. “I think he could have passed, but it would have flipped and it wouldn’t have been a sustainable idea.”

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