James Cameron is best known as the director of the two most financially successful movies of the modern era, which I believe were titled The Boat That Couldn’t Stop Sinking and Blue People: Origins. But this whole “filmmaking” thing is just a day job, paying the bills for his true passion: Conquering the ocean. Cameron is an Explorer-In-Residence for National Geographic, and in that role, he’s about to set off on a magical journey to the deepest point in the ocean — a place that was only visited once before, 50 years ago, by Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh. Cameron make the journey alone, in a bespoke submersible called the Deepsea Challenger. In a new video released by National Geographic, Cameron notes that he’s a little worried about the journey. “Worrying’s good when you’re an explorer,” he says. Watch the video below:

The real question is: By undertaking this daredevil voyage to the bottom of the sea, is Cameron making an unofficial play to replace Richard Branson as the chairman of the Super Adventure Club?

Follow Darren on Twitter: @EWDarrenFranich

Read more: