Avatar 2: New Pictures feature Jake and Neytiri’s children
It is been 13 years since James Cameron’s career-best film, Avatar, stunned audiences with its depiction of the fantastical continent of Pandora. Fans have waited a long time for Avatar: The Way of Water, and a new photograph released by Empire Magazine reveals that a lot of time has gone on Pandora as well, with Jake and Neytiri’s kids taking centre stage.
From left to right in the new image, we can make out Sigourney Weaver as the adopted child Kiri, who appears to be siding with Neteyam (Jamie Flatters), who appears to be being scolded by Jake; further in the background, we can make out Lo’ak (Britain Dalton); and behind Jake, we can make out a small glimpse of their youngest child Tuktirey (Trinity Bliss).
The new poster fits well with the tone set by the teaser, in which Jake states, “Wherever we go, this family is our fortress.” The father of five elaborated, “I look around at current fantasy and science-fiction and all these heroes seem unbound in the mire of relationships, the stuff that pulls you down and clips your wings, that stops you running around and risking your life.” In addition, he elaborated on why it was so important for the main characters to have children by saying,
What if I took Jake and Neytiri, two of the most interesting characters in the entire series, and gave them kids? This should serve as a reminder to them that they are indeed made of clay. In addition to Neteyam, Lo’ak, Tuk, and Kiri, the Sully crew takes in a human orphan who becomes known as Spider (Jack Champion).
But as a real-life dad of two, actor Sam Worthington found a new dimension to Jake in the role of a dad on screen. It is about the lessons you instil in your kids as they mature and change, he elaborated. Because of the Marine Corps’ inculcation in him, Jake views the world through a survivalist lens and makes decisions accordingly. Conflict between pacifism and militarism is inevitable.
It seems that in the dangerous world of Avatar 2, the phrase “family as fortress” will take on a whole new meaning. Others in the cast besides Worthington and Weaver include Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet, and Cliff Curtis.
The worldwide premiere of Avatar: The Way of Water is set for December 16th. Meanwhile, have a look at the image of Empire below: