James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water continues to make headlines even after weeks since its theatrical release.With $2.13 billion in ticket sales, the movie is now the fourth-highest-grossing movie of all time. Cameron previously revealed that he had already completed filming for Avatar 3 and Avatar 4. Additionally, the director hinted that Avatar 5 might be on the horizon. Producer Jon Landau revealed some intriguing information about the Na’vi world in a recent interview.
Avatar 3 will introduce a new race of Na’vi, who will play antagonists in the film, producer Jon Landau revealed in a recent interview with Empire magazine. Oona Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter and a former Game of Thrones cast member, will play Varang, the leader of this race of people known as the Ash People, who Empire described as a “aggressive and volcanic” race.
Talking about the same, Landau said, “There are good humans and there are bad humans,” Landau said. “It’s the same thing on the Na’vi side. Oftentimes, people don’t see themselves as bad. What is the root cause of how they evolve into what we perceive as bad? Maybe there are other factors there that we aren’t aware of.”
It should be noted that while Oona Chaplin’s casting in Avatar 3 has been known for quite some time now, this is the first time an official confirmation about the same has been given. In 2018, Oona Chaplin described the Avatar movie as ‘Trojan horse cinema’, because of Cameron’s use of big-budget filmmaking to explore important subjects like people’s relationships with other people, nature, spirit, and themselves.
Landau also shared that there will be a big-time jump in Avatar 4, which will pave the way for Avatar 5, which, he revealed, will be partially set on Earth. Avatar: The Way of Water released in theatres on 16 December, 2022.