Oona Chaplin’s ‘Avatar 3’ Role Has Been Officially Revealed

From Westeros to Pandora!

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Oona Chaplin, known for her roles in Game of Thrones and Taboo, is set to play the leader of the Ash People in James Cameron’s Avatar 3. Producer Jon Landau revealed her character is named Varang during an interview with Empire Magazine, describing the fire-based Na’vi tribe as “an aggressive, volcanic race.”

“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.”

Avatar 3 is part of a planned series of four sequels to the 2009 blockbuster hit Avatar. The films will continue the story of Jake Sully, a former Marine who becomes a member of the Navi, the indigenous people of Pandora.

The first Avatar movie remains the highest-grossing release in history with $2.923 billion. Its follow-up, which features the subtitle The Way of Water, has so far earned more than $2.130 billion at the worldwide box office.

The Way of Water is rated PG-13 and runs for 3 hours and 12 minutes, making it about 30 minutes longer than the first entry in the Avatar series. The sequel is a hit with critics, as it holds a certified fresh ratting on the review aggregation platform Rotten Tomatoes. Its budget is somewhere between $350 million to $400 million.

The cast and storyline of the Avatar sequel

Directed by James Cameron from a script he co-wrote with Josh Friedman, The Way of Water stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Giovanni Ribisi and Kate Winslet.

Disney’s Avatar: The Way of Water synopsis reads as follows: “Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.”

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.