Avatar: The way of the water is about to cross the $2 billion mark despite being part of a culturally insignificant franchise with memory holes. As promised by James Cameron, should anyone show up for his second Pandorian vacation, he would round out the series with three more films. Now the culture that routinely dismisses Cameron’s visions stares down the course of three more sequels.
Although the filmmaker says avatar3 is “in the can” and got into post production, we don’t know much about it. For now, all that’s public is what the movie introduces fire Na’vi as the series moves from the forest level to the water level to the fire level as Link goes on an adventure through various Hyrulian temples. unlike Zeldathe perspective changes with each film.
On the “Soundtracking with Edith Bowmanpodcast, Cameron revealed that he fired Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) as avatarthe default narrator. After two films of Sully’s mellow tones taking us from the top of the Hallelujah Mountains to the pools of Awa’atlu, Sully’s eldest son Lo’ak (Britain Dalton) will take over the reins. It’s what the people want.
“I’m going to take a moment when the dust settles to review what people loved and responded to most in this current release, and then I’ll go back and tinker a bit,” Cameron said of avatar3. “Maybe we’ll go back and do a few moments here and there. It won’t be radical, but maybe some fine-tuning to emphasize what people are responding to.”
“Lo’ak really emerged as a character that people interacted with,” Cameron continued. “So maybe I’ll find ways to… he’s already the narrator. I’m giving something away here, but this is allowed. I think it can be intriguing for people to think about what’s to come.”
Although Lo’ak is the Na’vi of today, tomorrow is a different story. Cameron says a change in story will be in effect for the remaining three films. “Jake was our voiceover narrator for movie one and movie two, and we have a different narrator for each of the following movies. We see it through the eyes of another character. Movie three is through Lo’ak’s eyes.”
While we all love and applaud Lo’ak for his growth, we can only hope that movie four will finally give us what we want: an entire movie from Payakan’s POV. We look forward to Payakan’s words, if it isn’t too painful.
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