Avatar: The Path of Water is giving us a better look at the growing Pandoran family of Jake Sully and Neytiri.
Disney unveiled a selection of posters highlighting the film’s cast, both human and Na’vi. While fans of the franchise will no doubt recognize Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), the couple’s family is also introduced. Beyond the main leads, the members of the new ocean-based Metkayina Clan also got their own character posters.
While Jake and Neytiri’s entire family is not included in the character posters, they managed to successfully raise five children. They include eldest son Neteyam (Jamie Flatters), second son Lo’ak (Britain Dalton), and teenage daughter Tuktirey (Trinity Bliss). The couple also have two non-biological children, namely their adoptive human son Spider (Jack Champion) and older teenage daughter Kiri (Sigourney Weaver).
Avatar: The Path of Water He has high expectations to meet. Almost 13 years after the release of Avatar, the first film in the franchise, the sci-fi epic remains the fastest-growing film in history. Grossing $2.922 billion worldwide, the sequel will need to turn in similar numbers to break even. Director James Cameron has noted that for the sequel to even break even, it will need to become one of the top five most successful movies of all time. The filmmaker has yet to officially put a number on the path of waterbut it is estimated that it cost approximately 250 million dollars.
Avatar: The Path of Water it sports a runtime worthy of its mammoth budget. The film will reportedly run for over three full hours, a length that Cameron insists is essential to telling the whole story. “We didn’t spend as much time on the relationship and the emotion in the first movie as we did in the second movie, and it’s a longer movie, because there are more characters to serve. There’s more story to serve,” the filmmaker explained.
If that story will persist beyond the path of water Remains to be seen. Cameron has previously indicated that the future of the franchise depends on the success of the sequel. “If we make some money with two and three, it’s all set,” Cameron said. “The scripts are already written, everything is laid out. Just add water.”
Avatar: The Path of Water is scheduled for release on December 16.