‘Avatar 2’ is an upcoming American epic science fiction film directed, produced, and co-written by James Cameron, and is the first of four planned sequels to his film ‘Avatar’ released in 2009. Cameron is producing the film with Jon Landau, with Josh Friedman originally announced as his co-writer.
‘Avatar 2’ Cast:
Most of the original cast is expected to reprise their roles. The movie is expected to have Sam Worthington as Jake Sully, Zoe Saldana as Neytiri, CCH Pounder as Mo’at, Cliff Curtis as Tonowari, Jamie Flatters as Neteyam, Britain Dalton as Lo’ak, Trinity Bliss as Tuktirey or “Tuk”, Bailey Bass as Tsireya or “Reya”, Filip Geljo as Aonung, Duane Evans Jr. as Rotxo, Kate Winslet as Ronal, Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch, Giovanni Ribisi as Parker Selfridge, Joel David Moore as Dr. Norm Spellman, Dileep Rao as Dr. Max Patel, Matt Gerald as Corporal Lyle Wainfleet, Jack Champion as Javier “Spider” Socorro and Oona Chaplin as Varang.
‘Avatar 2’ Release Date:
It is currently planned for a release on December 18, 2020, exactly eleven years after the American release of the first film.
‘Avatar 2’ Plot:
Cameron has said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter: “In the second and third films, which will be self-contained stories that also fulfill a greater story arc, we will not back off the throttle of Avatar’s visual and emotional horsepower, and will continue to explore its themes and characters, which touched the hearts of audiences in all cultures around the world. I’m looking forward to returning to Pandora, a world where our imaginations can run wild.”
In 2015, Jon Landau confirmed that humans would be returning in the sequel. He also mentioned that there was going to be “action” as well as a “family story”. ‘Avatar 2’ will explore the oceans of Pandora, and the Na’vi culture more than ‘Avatar’. James Cameron stated in 2017 that underwater elements will be most dominant in ‘Avatar 2’ and ‘Avatar 3’, but will be ongoing into ‘Avatar 4’ and ‘Avatar 5’.
In 2013 James Cameron also stated that the style would be influenced by the master navigator culture of the small pacific civilizations of Micronesia. He was exposed to these cultures during his time on these islands during preparation for his dive in the Marianas Trench.
In 2018, Cameron said that the Metkayina clan, an oceanic-based clan of Na’vi introduced in Avatar 2, were “abstractly” based off of Micronesian culture. Cliff Curtis, who portrays the Metkayina leader Tonowari, brought in elements of his Moari background into his portrayal of the character. Curtis also introduced an interpretation of the Moari haka war dance, adjusted to implement the body structure and tail of the Na’vi. The plot of ‘Avatar 2’ will be a “fully-encapsulated” standalone narrative, as will the other sequels, but will also be part of a meta-narrative that extends across ‘Avatar 2’ to ‘Avatar 5’. The meta-narrative was originally intended to extend across ‘Avatar 2-4’ before the announcement of the fifth film.
‘Avatar 2’ Trailer:
We will update this section as soon as a trailer is released.