A first look photo at Jack Champion’s Miles Socorro, aka Spider, Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri’s (Zoe Saldana) adopted human son in Avatar 2, has been released (via Empire).
Check out this just-released photo of @JackTheChamp as Spider in the #AvatarSequels! Producer @jonlandau sat down with @EmpireMagazine to share new details — see the full article here: https://t.co/CIMAPOh3CF pic.twitter.com/l3KDUAXMkV
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As producer Jon Landau explained to the outlet, Jake and Neytiri’s family also includes their Na’vi kids Neteyam (Jamie Flatters), Lo’ak (Britain Dalton), and Tuktirey (Trinity Bliss). Spider was apparently born on the military base on Pandora, but was “too small to return to Earth,” so the human child has been raised by Jake and Neytiri, resulting in some interesting “dynamics playing out.”
“Jake took him in but Neytiri always saw him as one of the people who destroyed her home and killed her father,” said Landau of Spider’s character.
“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,” he continued.
Set after over a decade, Avatar 2 will follow the next chapter in the lives of Sam Worthington’s Jake and Zoe Saldana’s Neytiri as they have now become parents. Their family’s happy and peaceful life will get suddenly upended with the return of the RDA mining operations to Pandora, who in the first film, were defeated and sent back to Earth.
The cast of the Avatar franchise includes Kate Winslet, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Vin Diesel, Jemaine Clement, and Oona Chaplin alongside a slate of young actors. Returning cast members include Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald, and Sigourney Weaver.
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Currently, Avatar 2 is set to be released on December 16, 2022, after being pushed back a handful of times. Following that are three additional films, with Avatar 3 tentatively scheduled for December 20, 2024, Avatar 4 set for December 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 on December 22, 2028.