The first photo has been released of the new young cast members of the upcoming “Avatar” sequels.
EW released the photo and revealed the sequels will partly focus on the children of Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana’s characters, as well as those from another ocean-dwelling clan called the Metkayina.
The latter are lead by a Na’vi called Tonowari (Cliff Curtis). All the young actors will be playing motion-captured Na’vi characters, the sole exception being Jack Champion as Javier ‘Spider’ Socorro – a teenager born on the military base featured in the first movie (he’s the one seated in brown boots in the photo).
Producer Jon Landau tells the magazine that the point of the young cast is to bring something different:
“We never had this youthful element before, and that brings a different kind of energy to the film. They represent the future generation of Pandora and play a very significant role — not just in this movie but throughout all the movies.”
Cameron has also clarified how the shoot will work with the second and third films being shot in one block and going through post-production sequentially. Then the fourth and fifth will be shot in one block, then do post-production and release on those. The scripts for all four are done and ready.
“Avatar 2” hits cinemas on December 18th 2020.