James Cameron has marked his name among the most influential filmmakers of all time and has mastered the art of crafting perfect sequels. The director has created some of the most beloved pieces of cinema over the last four decades, including Terminator: The Judgement Day, Aliens, etc.
With the release of Avatar: The Way of Water, the director once again crafted a beautiful sequel and delivered a visual spectacle. The Terminator director also confirmed that Jake Sully will no longer be the voice-over narrator in the upcoming Avatar threequel.
James Cameron confirms that Lo’ak will replace Jake Sully as the narrator in Avatar 3
Avatar: The Way of Water has garnered tremendous success both critically and commercially and fans can’t wait to explore the immersive world of Pandora and the story of the Sully Family moving forward. But James Cameron revealed that Jake Sully will not be the narrator in the 3rd installment.
Sam Worthington, who plays the character of Jake Sully, narrated in both the Avatar movies, but the director revealed that he will no longer be carrying over in the upcoming threequel. In an interview with Edith Bowman, Cameron revealed that the upcoming movie will have Jake Sully’s son, Lo’ak as the voice-over narrator. On the Soundtracking with Edith Bowman podcast, he said,
“Lo’ak emerged as a character that people went with So I might find ways to sort of – now, he’s already the [narrator.] Oh, I’m giving something away here. Jake was our voice-over narrator for movie one and movie two, 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,”
Even with the Ash people arriving in the next movie, James Cameron assured that Jake’s family will be the prime focus of the story moving forward. And it seems that Lo’ak, who was the center of attention in the last movie, may even have a bigger purpose in the next one.
Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana may not be the prime focus of Avatar 3
The prime focus of the recent Avatar: The Way of Water were the children of Jake Sully and Neytiri, which includes Kiri, Neteyam, Lo’ak, and Tuk. And it seems that Jake Sully and Neytiri may not be the main focus in the threequel.
Even though Jake Sully was the narrator of the sequel, Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana were sidelined in the first two acts of the movie to provide more time for their children to flesh out as characters, especially Lo’ak. The character starts his journey as a hot-headed teenager who struggles to live up to the reputation set by his older brother, but goes through a beautiful character arc and earns his father’s respect by saving him in the final act.
It appears that Lo’ak will continue to be the prime focus in the third movie as he will be the new narrator. And it seems that Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana will no longer be the prime focus in the future installment.
Although, it appears that Lo’ak will be the next primary protagonist moving forward into the world of Pandora, and Jake Sully will be kept in the supporting role. Meanwhile, the long-awaited sequel is still dominating at the global box office and is presently standing at $2.027 billion.
Avatar 3 will hit theatres on 20 December 2024.
Source: Edith Bowman’s Instagram