After a wait of over a decade, the sequel to 2009’s Avatar has been released. Needless to say, high hopes were riding on Avatar: The Way of Water, which has been produced by James Cameron, along with Jon Landau. Cameron also wrote the screenplay with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, which is based on a story that the trio has previously penned with Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno.
The cast retains Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald, Dileep Rao, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, and Giovanni Ribisi in the sequel.
In this sequel, Jake Sully now leads a happy life with his new family in Pandora. Currently the chief of Omaticaya, he starts a family with Neytiri. He has two biological offsprings named Neteyam, Lo’ak, and a daughter named Tuk. He goes on to adopt a girl named Kiri and a human boy named Spider. Interestingly, Spider was born in Pandora, but couldn’t get back to Earth due to undisclosed problems.
However, this peace is short-lived as an enemy from the past wants to seek revenge. And well, Sully joins hands with Neytiri and the army of Na’vi to neutralize the threat.
Back in 2006, Cameron teased that if the first film turned out to be a hit, he’d consider making two other parts of it. And well, the film turned out to be a massive hit at the box office. Initially, speculations were rife that he wanted to release the two parts in 2014 and 2015, however, that never happened. The sequels were to explore new moons where one would be focused on the ocean and the other one on the rainforest. He wanted to shoot it underwater using a deepwater submersible.
Kate Winslet is a part of the film, and has worked with Cameron in the past in 1997’s Titanic. In an interview, Winslet opined that they’ve both evolved over the years. “I think there are probably lots of differences in both of us. I mean, we are… even though it’s 25 years since it [Titanic] was released, it’s actually 27 years since we were filming it. And that’s a very long time. That’s over half of my lifetime. So, huge things have changed. I’ve become a parent. Jim’s become a parent again, since then.”
She further added, “And we’re both, hopefully, wiser, more creative, more daring, more experimental as artists and creators and collaborators. So yeah, that’s probably the main difference, quite honestly is that hopefully just, as storytellers, we’ve become a little more evolved and interesting, hopefully. Yeah so, lots of creative differences, I would say.”
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