Avatar 2: Is the long-awaited sequel to James Cameron’s Avatar series—the last of which, you’ll recall, came out more than a decade ago—going to be centred around one big theme? Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) have formed their own little flock in the thirteen years since the events of Avatar, according to Empire. Their family? Played by Jack Champion, Miles Socorro (aka Spider) is a human child. We don’t know what Spider is pursuing in the new image, but it’s a sinister one all the same.
According to producer Jon Landau tells them, “Jake took him in, but Neytiri always saw him as one of the people who destroyed her home and killed her father.” “So you’ve got all these different dynamics at play”. When dealing with family and domestic drama, Cameron isn’t exactly averse. For example, in Terminator 2, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a robot dad to John Connor, and what about Ripley and Newt in Aliens? That’s exactly what he continues to say:
“If you look at what Jim does in his movies, he writes in universal themes that are bigger than the genre of any one movie. This time around, we’re taking Jake and Neytiri and building the most universal theme of all around them. Which is family. Jake comes from the human world, Neytiri from the Na’vi world. So, they’re like a modern mixed-race couple, raising kids who perhaps feel they don’t belong to one world or another.”
During the promotional tour for his new documentary, Cameron addressed the looming success of the Avatar prequel trilogy in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. A big question for him was, “Are we going to make any money?” “Films that cost a lot of money must bring in a lot of money. After COVID and streaming, we’re in a new era. Those numbers may never be resurrected in the future. What if? Basically, it’s a crapshoot.”
Both Sigourney Weaver and Kate Winslet will appear in Avatar 2 as members of the new Navi race introduced in Ronal, played by Kate Winslet. Following its initial release on December 16, 2022, three more films — in 2024, 2026, and 2028 — will be released every two years after that.