What’s Next for the Na’vi in James Cameron’s Avatar Franchise?
As the world continues to be captivated by the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time, “Avatar: The Way of Water”, the future of James Cameron’s Na’vi franchise is coming into full view. In a new interview with Empire magazine, “Avatar” producer Jon Landau dropped some exciting new details about what fans can expect from the upcoming three sequels.
The first of the three sequels will introduce a more antagonistic race of Na’vi known as the Ash People, described as an “aggressive, volcanic race” of Na’vi whose leader is Varang, played by “Game of Thrones” alum and Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter Oona Chaplin. Landau notes that while the Ash People may be perceived as bad, there could be other factors at play that viewers are unaware of.
The fourth sequel will feature a “big time jump” and will lead into the fifth and final installment, which will explore Earth in the “Avatar” universe. Fans know that Earth is dying, which is why the Resources Development Administration (RDA) has come to Pandora in order to create a new sustainable planet for humans. Landau notes that Earth in the “Avatar” world is overpopulated and has depleted natural resources, but he also adds that the films are about the idea that we can change course.
“Avatar: The Way of Water” is currently playing in theaters nationwide. For those who can’t wait to see what’s next for the Na’vi, it’s clear that the future of James Cameron’s “Avatar” franchise is looking brighter than ever.