After a 13-year wait, James Cameron’s highly anticipated film, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ has finally hit theaters. As moviegoers watch the film, they may find themselves wondering about the cast and the characters they portray. Unlike the original ‘Avatar,’ which featured human actors on-screen, ‘The Way of Water’ primarily showcases the Na’vi, the indigenous inhabitants of the planet Pandora.
However, there are still a few human characters in the film. Joel David Moore and Dileep Rao reprise their roles as scientists who have allied themselves with the Na’vi. Brendan Cowell and Jemaine Clement join the franchise as central figures on a marine hunting vessel. Edie Falco plays the new army commander on Pandora, while Jack Champion portrays Spider, a teenager with deep ties to Jake Sully’s Na’vi family.
The Cast of ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’
Sam Worthington returns as Jake Sully, the leader of the Pandora forest tribe known as the Omaticaya people. Worthington describes the making of the film as a labor of love and praises the extensive underwater scenes, which required him to push his limits and dive into the unknown.
Zoe Saldaña reprises her role as Neytiri, Jake Sully’s wife and a skilled warrior among the Omaticaya people. Saldaña expresses her gratitude for the opportunity to work with James Cameron and reflects on the impact of iconic characters like Sarah Connor and Ellen Ripley on her career.
Stephen Lang returns as Colonel Miles Quaritch, who died in the first ‘Avatar’ film. In ‘The Way of Water,’ Lang appears as a Na’vi avatar, and he discusses the challenges and rewards of filming underwater scenes.
Sigourney Weaver, who previously portrayed scientist Grace Augustine, takes on a new role as Kiri, Jake and Neytiri’s adopted teenage daughter. Weaver embraces the acting challenge of playing a character much younger than her actual age and praises the fun and transformative experience.
Kate Winslet joins the ‘Avatar’ franchise as Ronal, a free diver of the water tribe known as the Metkayina. Winslet sets a record by holding her breath for seven minutes and 15 seconds during filming and expresses her enthusiasm for working in massive water tanks.
Cliff Curtis plays Tonowari, the leader of the Metkayina tribe. Curtis undergoes intense training in free diving to portray a natural and comfortable water dweller.
Jamie Flatters stars as Neteyam, Jake and Neytiri’s oldest son, who aspires to be a warrior like his father. Britain Dalton portrays Lo’ak, their second son, who often rebels against his parents’ rules. Trinity Jo-Li Bliss plays Tuk, their youngest daughter, who is curious and determined to protect her family and Pandora.
‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ introduces a new cast of characters, both human and Na’vi, who bring the world of Pandora to life. The film showcases the talent and dedication of the actors, who immerse themselves in their roles and embrace the challenges of filming underwater. As audiences watch the film, they will be captivated by the stunning visuals and the compelling performances that make ‘The Way of Water’ a worthy sequel to the original ‘Avatar.’