In James Cameron’s “Avatar” and “Avatar: The Way of Water,” moviegoers are introduced to two different Na’vi tribes, the forest-dwelling Omatikia and the water-dwelling Metkaina. Both tribes are peaceful and resort to violence only when their land is invaded by humans. However, the audience soon learns that not all Na’vi are good Na’vi James Cameron told France’s “20 Minutes” (via Total Films) that the next installment, the as-yet-untitled “Avatar 3,” will introduce a third group of Pandora that will show the dark side of the Na’vi.
Cameron said that “Avatar 3” “will explore a different culture than the one I’ve already shown. Fire will be represented by ‘Ash Man.’ I want to show Navid from a different angle because, so far, I have only shown their good sides.”
“In the early films, there are very negative human examples and very positive navel examples,” the director continued. “In ‘Avatar 3’ we will do the opposite. We will also explore new worlds while continuing the story of the main characters. I can say that the last parts will be the best. The others were an introduction, a way to set the table before the food is served.”
While the first two “Avatar” movies focused on the conflict between the Na’vi tribe and the humans, it looks like the third movie will pit the Na’vi against the Na’vi in the franchise for the first time. Perhaps the Fire Tribe will turn against Jack Sully as his presence on Pandora has caused havoc thus far.
Cameron has already wrapped production on “Avatar 3,” which is slated to hit theaters on Dec. 20, 2024. If the filmmakers extend the franchise all the way to “Avatar 5,” the Na’vi will come to Earth. Producer Jon Landau revealed a lot before “The Way of Water” opened in theaters.
“Well, it’s funny,” Landau told Gizmodo. “I wasn’t going to talk about it, but I just heard that Jim talked about it a little bit. Inside [‘Avatar 5’] There is a part of the story where we go to Earth. And we go into it to open people’s eyes, to open Neytiri’s eyes, to what is in the world.”
“The world is not only represented by RDA [the franchise’s evil organization known as the Resources Development Administration],” she said. “As defined by the choices you make in life, not all people are bad. Not all navels are good. And that is the case here on Earth. And we want to expose Neytiri to it.”
“Avatar: The Way of Water” is now playing in theaters nationwide