‘Avatar 2’ is about to head back to Pandora.
And it’s picking up with the next generation of Na’vi.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the upcoming ‘Avatar’ sequel sees the return of Sam Worthington’s human-turned-Na’vi hero, alongside Zoe Saldana as his native love interest, Neytiri.
And they’ve been very busy since we last saw them…
That’s right – ‘Avatar 2’ will feature their children.
“The young actors playing Sully’s family are revealed here for the first time, along with the children from another Na’vi clan, called the Metkayina, who dwell on giant oceanic atoll reefs under the rule of a leader named Tonowari (Cliff Curtis of Fear the Walking Dead).”
(And the films are now officially called ‘The Avatar Sequels’)
Who are these young actors and who are they playing?
Luckily, a press release from 20th Century Fox has confirmed each of the new, young actors… as well as giving us a little more about their characters.
The Sully Family:
JAMIE FLATTERS: Neteyam (neh-tay’-ahm) Jake and Neytiri’s first born son.
BRITAIN DALTON: Lo’ak (loh’ ahk) Lo’ak is Jake and Neytiri’s second born.
TRINITY BLISS: Tuktirey: (took-tee’-ray) She goes mostly by “Tuk” (rhymes with “nuke”) She is youngest of the Sully family.
Of the Metkayina Clan:
BAILEY BASS: Tsireya (see-ray’-ah) “Reya” She is a graceful and strong free-diver – the young Neytiri of the ocean.
FILIP GELJO: Aonung (aw-nung’) Young male hunter/free-diver son the Olo’eyktan of Metkayina Clan.
DUANE EVANS JR.: Rotxo (row’-txoh) Young male hunter/free-diver of the Metkayina.
Former Hell’s Gate Adolescent:
JACK CHAMPION: Javier “Spider” Socorro – A human teenager, born at Hell’s Gate but prefers his time in the Pandoran rainforest more than the asphalt of Hell’s Gate.
According to executive producer Jon Landau, the kids really make the new movies.
And it’s them who bring something new to the mix.
“We never had this youthful element before, and that brings a different kind of energy to the film,” he stated. “They represent the future generation of Pandora and play a very significant role – not just in this movie but throughout all the movies.”
How will this play out?
For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
But with the rest of the children pegged to play either Neytiri’s children, or those from another Na’vi tribe, it looks as though we’re going to be exploring a lot more of Pandora through the upcoming sequels.
‘Avatar 2’ stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Oona Chaplin and Cliff Curtis.
James Cameron directed the movie, based on a script he co-wrote with Josh Friedman, and Shane Salerno.
‘Avatar 2’ heads to cinemas on 18 December 2020.