There are a lot of new kids on the block for Avatar 2, since several young actors and actresses are joining the cast of the long-awaited and long-delayed sequel to James Cameron’s biggest hit.
Entertainment Weekly has revealed several of the cast that have joined the four-movie shoot that James Cameron has started (apparently, the production is referred to as the Avatar Sequels, italics and capitalization intentional) – and all of them are kids. These new additions to the cast will serve as a major focal point for Avatar 2 and the other sequels going forward. Pictured below, from left to right, are six newcomers Britain Dalton, Filip Geljo, Jamie Flatters, Bailey Bass, Trinity Bliss, Jack Champion, and Duane Evans Jr.:
All but Champion will be portraying Pandora’s native species, the cat-like Na’vi – some of them being the children of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), and others portraying members of the Metkayina clan (a group of Na’vi who live on the atolls of Pandora’s oceans as opposed to the planets massive rainforests and aerial mountain ranges). Meanwhile, Champion will be portraying Javier “Spider” Socorro, a human soldier-in-training born in the Hell’s Gate military complex who apparently stuck around after the millitary was ousted from the planet itself.
Cameron took his sweet time coming up with a follow-up to 2009’s monster hit, and given that the movie surprisingly hasn’t had much of a pop-cultural impact beyond its initial release (and that whole “revitalizing 3-D as a viewing format” thing), some audiences are wondering if this sequel has missed its window. However, producer Jon Landau left the following statement addressing that the people working on the sequel are well aware of this, and that they’ll make sure that audiences will be enthralled with the world of Pandora – and its characters – once again:
“Nobody is watching Avatar [on home video] or waiting in four-hour lines at Disney’s World of Avatar or going to the sold-out Cirque du Soleil shows because of the film’s 3-D. People respond because of the movie’s characters, themes, and emotions—and we have all that again. When the cast read what Jim Cameron wrote [for the sequels], it hit them with even greater resonance than the first movie.”
Avatar 2 will return audiences to Pandora on December 18, 2020. The movie’s cast includes the return of Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, C. C. H. Pounder, Matt Gerald, and newcomers Cliff Curtis, Oona Chaplin, Britain Dalton, Duane Evans Jr., Filip Geljo, Jamie Flatters, Bailey Bass, Trinity Bliss, and Jack Champion.
Avatar 3, Avatar 4, and Avatar 5 are planned for release in the Decembers 2021, 2024, and 2025.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
6 Superheroes Who Deserve Animated Shows
One of the greatest tools in the craft of filmmaking is the often overlooked art of animation. Animation is a tool that can bring any drawable creation to life in vibrant ways without the limitations of a budget or having to find a way to pull something off in real life. Animation can be as far out and unhinged as it wants to be.
The art of the comic book is very similar to that of animation. Comics often show heroes doing things that could never happen in the real world. As much as live action can capture a lot of these moments, animation allows for much more freedom. Animated superhero shows have been popular for quite some time now, and some have even received critical acclaim for their depiction of comic book characters and honoring the source material.
With all this in mind, I decided to write about 6 heroes who deserve their own animated shows. Click Next to get started!