Avatar: The Way of Water and the opposite three deliberate sequels to the 2009 sci-fi epic Avatar will dive deeper into the tradition of Pandora’s native species, the Na’vi.
With 4 sequels offering the writers ample alternative to broaden upon the alien species launched within the authentic movie, Method of Water government producer Jon Landau revealed the place precisely followers can anticipate particulars to be added. “With every sequel, we’ll introduce audiences to new cultures and new biomes,” Landau mentioned throughout a current interview with Variety. Nonetheless, Landau famous that simply because new Na’vi cultures are launched does not imply people who got here earlier than can be forgotten, with the producer including, “We do not go away behind the cultures that we have met.”
Followers have been in a position to dip their toes into The Method of Water‘s aquatic Na’vi tradition throughout final month’s annual D23 Expo. Although footage from the movie was screened behind closed doorways, official Way of Water concept art surfaced on-line shortly after, the place Na’vi may very well be seen using gracefully atop fantastical sea creatures. Landau beforehand confirmed one other species — the sentient, whale-like tulkun — is just one of a plethora of underwater fauna native to Pandora. “There are such a lot of sea creatures that individuals will fall in love with right here,” the producer teased in a separate interview earlier this yr. “The thought was to create a creature that was on the dimensions of Pandora. So a tulkun is, like, 300 toes lengthy. They’re a sentient species and as clever in their very own method because the Na’vi are in theirs.”
Avatar: The Method of Water Hits Theaters in December
With virtually 13 years having handed for the reason that authentic Avatar premiered in theaters, director James Cameron has expressed his worries concerning how The Method of Water can be impacted by the over decade-long hole between between movies. “I used to be a bit of involved that I had stretched the tether too far, in our fast-paced, fashionable world, with Avatar 2 coming in 12 years later,” he said. “Proper till we dropped the teaser trailer, and we acquired 148 million views in 24 hours. There’s that scarce seen however puzzled at precept, which is, ‘Wow, we have not seen that in a very long time, however I keep in mind how cool it was again then.’ Does that play in our favor? I do not know. I assume we’ll discover out.”
Cameron additionally elaborated on his motive for making so many Avatar movies, saying that the familial connection shared by the forged and crew stored driving him again to Pandora time and time once more. “I simply look again on everyone’s work and simply so grateful to have had a possibility to work with these superb folks,” Cameron mentioned. “And I believe that is why I promptly went out and wrote one other and one other and one other Avatar. I simply wished to proceed with this household, which is such an awesome, nice expertise.”
Avatar: The Method of Water opens in theaters on Friday, Dec. 16.