Avatar 2 teases new language direction for the Na'vi

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

From Digital Spy

Avatar 2 could see the Na'vi heading in a new direction, as a behind-the-scenes teaser has revealed that the characters will be speaking in a new language.

A tweet posted by the official Avatar Twitter account featured a photo of Baby Driver actor CJ Jones, who is deaf, demonstrating "the new Na'vi sign language he was commissioned to create" to director James Cameron.

As for what exactly this new language will look like, we'll have to wait until we take our future trips to Pandora in the four upcoming sequels to the 2009 sci-fi epic to find out.

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

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Some fans are already looking forward to seeing the new language in action in the movie, with one commenting: "I actually love this. A tribe which swims underwater a lot, would need sign language."

Avatar 2 is currently due for release in December 2022 after receiving another delay to its release date in July 2020, which was caused by COVID-19 related release shifts for a number of movies.

Zoe Saldana is returning as Na'vi princess Neytiri as is Sam Worthington as human-turned-Na'vi Jake Sully. CCH Pounder is returning as Neytiri's mother Mo'at and Matt Gerald is back as Corporal Lyle Wainfleet, while Game of Thrones star Oona Chaplin, Fear the Walking Dead's Cliff Curtis and Nurse Jackie's Edie Falco will all play new characters.

We don't know a huge amount about the plot yet but we have been promised that we'll explore beyond Pandora's forests and be introduced to underwater and volcanic settings. We also know that the second movie will be set several years after the original Avatar and that Neytiri and Jake's children will be significant.

As for what's to come beyond Avatar 2, we don't yet have many details but Cameron has revealed that work on Avatar 3 is "sort of 95% complete", so the cast and crew are certainly putting the work in.

Avatar is now available to watch on services including Disney+ and Amazon Prime. Avatar 2 will be released on December 16, 2022 in US and UK cinemas, with Avatar 3, Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 expected to follow in December 2024, December 2026 and December 2028 respectively.

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