The long-awaited sequel to James Cameron's 2009 epic sci-fi Avatar isn't set to arrive in theaters until next year, but new details about Avatar 2, including information about former human Jake and Na'vi Neytiri's new mixed-species family, have surfaced recently thanks to Empire.
The news comes from the magazine's recent interview with producer Jon Landau (Avatar, Titanic). Jake and Neytiri's new family includes three Na'vi children named Lo'ak (Britain Dalton), Neteyam (Jamie Flatters), and Tuktirey (Trinity Bliss). The couple has also adopted a human son named Miles Sorocco AKA "Spider" (Jack Champion). Check out the tweet below to see the official teaser image of Spider:
The family conflict in Avatar 2 will reportedly focus on this mixed-species dynamic.
“Jake took him in but Neytiri always saw him as one of the people who destroyed her home and killed her father,” Landau explained ot Empire. “So you have all these dynamics playing out.”
Landau also compared Jake and Neytiri's family to real-life mixed-race families learning how to deal with racial issues in the world
“If you look at what Jim does in his movies, he writes in universal themes that are bigger than the genre of any one movie,” Landau said. “This time around, we’re taking Jake and Neytiri and building the most universal theme of all around them. Which is family. Jake comes from the human world, Neytiri from the Na’vi world. So, they’re like a modern mixed-race couple, raising kids who perhaps feel they don’t belong to one world or another.”
Avatar 2 had wrapped filming in September 2020, with production on Avatar 3 also coming to a close. At one point, Avatar 2 was set to release this Friday, but its current release date is still December 16, 2022. Avatar 3 is set to release in December 20, 2024; Avatar 4 will be released in December 2026; and Avatar 5 will be out in December 2028.
Check out more details about the sequel in everything we know so far about Avatar 2.