What about cast or crew members who spoil Disney movies and TV shows? If it’s not Ming-Na Wen tweeting about the upcoming Star Wars shows, it’s Tom Holland ruining, well, pretty much everything involving Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
And now with Avatar: The Path of Water (2022) just 10 days away, it seems director James Cameron is just as excited as the rest of us, having recently botched a pretty major character reveal for the upcoming sequel!
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in a Avatar: The Path of Water press conference on December 6, which featured all the main actors of the film along with producer Jon Landau and director James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang, whose characters were killed off in Avatar (2009) — asked what it was like to be returned to Avatar family.
Lang, who plays Colonel Quaritch in Avatar (2009) and will reprise his role as the character in the upcoming sequel, but this time in Na’vi form, he responded by saying that he “felt very responsible” and wanted to “live up to the expectations of the role”:
“I felt very responsible that I had better do this right, you know? Because for all intents and purposes, I thought I could have walked away, but I just wanted to do the best I could to live up to the expectations of the role that I thought was the big bad. [Quaritch].”
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Praising the actor, James Cameron chimed in saying Stephen was “being humble”, before going on to say: “When you see the movie [Avatar: The Way of Water]you see how critical and how complex its [Stephen Lang’s] the character is.”
However, by praising the actor’s performance and explaining how, as a fellow screenwriter, Lang brought in some of his own insights, Cameron ended up revealing a spoiler!
“I just want to shout that Stephen is also a screenwriter” Cameron added, “Very accomplished, and it actually provided insights that I was able to incorporate into the writing phase. We kind of have shorthand in that sense, like when he finds his own remains in the woods, that was actually Stephen’s suggestion.”
Jon Landau was quick to say, “Spoiler alert, spoiler alert!” to which Cameron jokingly replied: “It’s in the first act, come on! It’s in the trailer!”
Fortunately, Cameron is right: a new Avatar: The Path of Water A feature film has just been released, which seems to tease the scene, as we see the Na’vi-Quaritch crushing a human skull in his hands, which we can now assume belongs to the remains of his previous human body.
Check out the new feature of Avatar: The Path of Water noble Return to Pandora:
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During the interview, Lang went into more detail about what it was like to bring her character to life as Na’vi in the sequel.
“It was very exciting to return, and I was very honored to deepen and expand Jim’s vision. [James Cameron] had for this character,” he said. “In the first movie, essentially, he [Quaritch] moves like a mindless shark. In this iteration of him, first of all, there’s the utterly magnificent irony that Jim has written, which will come back as the very thing that he’s been trying to destroy. And to have to adjust to that, adapt to that, it was a total pleasure for me to continue to massage this character and find the depth and maybe some humanity.”
Lang later jokingly added: “He is such a warm character and loved by so many!”
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According to the description of 20th Century Studios, here is the synopsis of Avatar: The Path of Water:
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, the troubles that haunt them, the efforts they go to to stay safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.
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Returning from the original 2009 film are Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Zoe Saldaña (Neytiri), CCH Pounder (Mo’at), Giovanni Ribisi (Parker Selfridge), Joel David Moore (Dr. Norm Spellman), Dileep Rao (Dr. Max Patel), Matt Gerald (Corporal Lyle Wainfleet), Sigourney Weaver (Kiri) and Stephen Lang (Quaritch).
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Newcomers to the Na’vi are Cliff Curtis (Tonowari), Jamie Flatters (Neteyam), Jeremy Irwin (Young Neteyam), Britain Dalton (Lo’ak), Chloe Coleman (Young Lo’ak), Trinity Bliss (Tuktirey) , Bailey Bass (Tsireya), Filip Geljo (Aonung), Duane Evans Jr. (Rotxo) and Kate Winslet (Ronal).
The human newcomers are Jack Champion (Javier “Spider” Socorro), Edie Falco (General Ardmore), Michelle Yeoh (Dr. Karina Mogue), Brendan Cowell (Captain Mick Scoresby), Jemaine Clement (Dr. Ian Garvin), Oona Chaplin (Varang), and Vin Diesel and CJ Jones in undisclosed roles.
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Avatar: The Path of Water will be released theatrically on December 16, 2022, in Dolby Cinema, IMAX and IMAX 3D. Avatar 3, 4 Y 5 it will be released on December 20, 2024, December 18, 2026, and December 22, 2028, respectively.
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