“I can’t tell you the details”: James Cameron Accidentally Reveals Zoe Saldaña’s Fate in the Avatar Franchise Ahead of Release

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James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water is only a few days away from its worldwide premiere but fans have already been treated to a hint at the future Avatar franchises, particularly the fifth installment. Producer Jon Landau talked about Zoe Saldaña’s Neytiri after Cameron accidentally spilled the details in an interview.

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James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water

Basically, Landau mentioned that they will bring the Na’vi race to the Earth in the fifth installment. They wanted to open Neytiri’s eyes to what exists on the planet. He also commented that there will be a variety of representations that will take place during the Na’vi’s interaction with Earth species: not all humans are bad, and not all Na’vi are good.

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Zoe Saldaña’s Neytiri Will Come To Earth In Avatar 5

Now that the secret is out, Cameron and Landau have already discussed a little bit of Neytiri’s future in the franchise. In his interview with Gizmodo, Landau reveals that the character will have to survive at least three Avatar movies. This will entirely depend if The Way of Water will perform well at the box office.

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James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water

James Cameron shot Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 simultaneously, but the latter could end up becoming the finale if the sequel won’t emerge as a blockbuster hit this December. In his interview with Total Magazine, the director said:

The market could be telling us we’re done in three months, or we might be semi-done, meaning: ‘OK, let’s complete the story within movie three, and not go on endlessly,’ if it’s just not profitable.”

While they may have slipped a hint on the plot of Avatar 5, the director still won’t say anything more than that. When he was showing the script to the executives, he did not receive any notes for the fourth installment:


I can’t tell you the details, but all I can say is that when I turned in the script for [‘The Way of Water’], the studio gave me three pages of notes,” Cameron said. “And when I turned in the script for 3, they gave me a page of notes, so I was getting better. When I turned in the script for 4, the studio executive, the creative executive over the films, wrote me an email that said, ‘Holy fuck.’ And I said, ‘Well, where are the notes?’ And she said, ‘Those are the notes.’ Because it kind of goes nuts in a good way, right?

Based on these statements, it seems that the studio heads approve of the plans for future films, and it is heading towards a good start.

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What To Expect In The Future Avatar Movies

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James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water

A few years ago, there had been leaks of Avatar titles for the sequels, and one of those accurately guessed The Way of Water. When asked about it, Landau warned fans not to expect any of those titles to come up in the future.


He assured fans that they have decided on the titles. He said: “I would not go by those other three titles that were out there. You know, if you roll the dice one in six times, you’ll pick the right number.” One more thing that the producer revealed is that part five has not been filmed yet.

Avatar: The Way of Water opens in theaters this December 16.

Source: Gizmodo


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