James Cameron’s Avatar 3 Will Replace Jake Sully as Narrator

Avatar: The Way of Water's Sam Worthington swims as Jake Sully.

Avatar: The Way of Water director James Cameron reveals that Lo’ak will take over from Jake Sully as narrator in the sci-fi blockbuster’s sequel.

Avatar 3 director James Cameron just let slip that the sci-fi sequel will replace Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) as narrator.

Cameron revealed that Jake’s son Lo’ak (Britain Dalton) will take over narration duties in an interview that recently surfaced on Twitter. “Jake was our voiceover narrator in for movie one and movie two,” he said. “And we have a different narrator for each of the subsequent films. We see it through the eyes of a different character and movie three is through Lo’ak’s eyes.” While Cameron apparently didn’t intend to confirm that Jake wouldn’t narrate the three remaining Avatar sequels during the interview, he didn’t seem upset that it happened, noting that the information “could be intriguing for people to think about what’s coming.”

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The likelihood of Avatar 3, 4 and 5 happening was in limbo until recently. This is because these future installments hinged on the second entry in the franchise, Avatar: The Way of Water, breaking even at the box office. Cameron announced in January 2023 that The Way of Water was on track to hit this milestone, which all but guarantees that 20th Century Studios will greenlight the sequels. “It looks like with the momentum that the film has now that we’ll easily pass our break even in the next few days,” he said. “So it looks like I can’t wiggle out of this and I’m gonna have to do these other sequels… I know what I’m going to be doing the next six or seven years.”

What Can Fans Expect From Avatar 3, 4 and 5?

Little is known about the plot of Avatar 3 at this stage, other than that it will unfold primarily from Lo’ak’s perspective. That said, producer Jon Landau previously stated that each new Avatar movie will “introduce audiences to new cultures and new biomes,” while still featuring characters and environments from previous entries in the franchise. More recently, Cameron revealed that Avatar 3 will add another Na’vi tribe to the established canon: the Ash People. Cameron added that the Ash People will present the Na’vi species “from another angle because, for the moment, I have only shown their good sides.”

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Although Cameron appears enthusiastic about his upcoming additions to Avatar lore, a recent rumor suggests that the franchise’s widening scope is causing headaches in the editing bay. The rumor claims that the latest cut of Avatar 3 clocks in at nine hours, with Cameron apparently keen to complete the VFX on this cut before streamlining it down to a more digestible length.

Avatar 3 is slated for release on Dec. 20, 2024.

Source: Twitter


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