A new still from the long-awaited sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water offers a sneak peak at Jake and Neytiri with their four Na’vi children.
Avatar: The Way of Water is the much-awaited sequel to James Cameron’s 2009 film, Avatar, which still remains the highest grossing film of all time. The 2009 film introduced us to Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paraplegic Marine who ends up joining the Avatar program.
Jake is able to quickly befriend Pandora’s native people, the Na’vi and falls in love with Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). In the end of the first film, Jake decides to take the help of the Tree of Souls to transform permanently into his Na’vi avatar.
The upcoming sequel will take up the story from there, and Worthington and Saldana will be reprising their roles as Jake and Neytiri respectively. As per the recent images, Jake and Neytiri have started their own Na’vi family, after the events of Avatar.
The Empire unveiled a new image from Avatar 2 that introduces us to Jake and Neytiri’s Na’vi children or the new generation of the Na’vis.
Jake and Neytiri’s family includes both biological and adopted children. Neteyam (Jamie Flatters), Lo’ak (Britain Dalton) and Tuktirey (Trinity Bliss) are their biological children, while Kiri (Sigourney Weaver) is their adopted teenage daughter.
Moreover, there’s also Spider (Jack Champion), a human orphan who was adopted by Jake and Neytiri after he was stranded on the island of Pandora and rescued by them.
Avatar 2 has been in the making for over a decade now. It was delayed a couple of times due to the Covid-19 pandemic as well. So, it is natural for the plot to also accommodate this large passage of time since the events of the first film.
Avatar: The Way of Water begins when Jake and Neytiri are already settled as a family. The new image gives us the best glimpse of the Na’vi family so far. Going by the images, Avatar 2 will focus a lot on the theme of family and emotions.
Avatar: The Way of Water will release in theaters on December 6, 2022.
About Avatar: The Way of Water
Avatar: The Way of Water is an upcoming American epic science fiction film directed by James Cameron and produced by 20th Century Studios. It is the second film in Cameron’s Avatar franchise, following Avatar (2009).
Cameron produces with Jon Landau. Cast members Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, CCH Pounder, and Matt Gerald are all reprising their roles from the original film, with Sigourney Weaver returning in a different role. New cast members include Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Oona Chaplin, Vin Diesel, and CJ Jones.
Avatar 2 revolves around a universal concept of family and follows Jake Sully and Neytiri 14 years after the first film as they focus on protecting their child. However, they are forced to leave their home and explore the different regions of Pandora when an old threat returns to finish what they started. Jake has never faced a bigger challenge.