Zoe Saldaña joins fans lamenting the postponement of the future avatar movies.
Posting on her Instagram stories on Wednesday, the actress linked to recently announced news that three sequels from last year will be announced soon. Avatar: The Way of Water postponed.
“Great! I’ll be 53 when the last avatar comes out.”
“I was 27 when I made the first @avatar movie,” he added with a disguised face emoji wearing glasses.
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Disney, the distributor behind the successful sci-fi franchise, said on Tuesday, Avatar 3 It will be released on December 19, 2025; Avatar 4 On December 21, 2029; And Avatar 5 On December 19, 2031, according to Variation And Hollywood Reporter.
Saldaña played Neytiri, a Na’vi warrior and mother who wields a bow and arrow in James Cameron’s Oscar-winning film. avatarwas released in 2009 and is still reported to be the world’s #1 highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation). The first episode began filming in 2007.
If Avatar 5 will serve as the series finale and the supposed 2031 release date, the entire on-screen series spanning 22 years.
Producer Jon Landau after news of the delay tweeted that every movie avatar The franchise is “an exciting but epic undertaking that took time to bring to the level of quality that we as filmmakers strive to achieve and what audiences expect. The team is working hard and can’t wait to bring audiences back to Pandora in December 2025.”
While Cameron and his crew kept the production and plot secret, the writer-director hinted that Sam Worthington’s lead character, Jake Sully, would no longer tell future stories. Avatar 3He stated that it would instead feature Jake’s teenage son Lo’ak (England Dalton), who was introduced in 2010. The Way of the Wateras the narrator.
in a behind-the-scenes promo for Avatar: The Way of WaterSaldaña and Worthington discussed how much had changed in the years between filming the original film. avatar and more, including being a parent – just like their on-screen characters.
“Something really special happened when we got back together. Avatar 2,” said Saldaña, adding that the sequel has “higher stakes” because it centers on a Na’vi family.)
“Zoe and I have always been very close, and that gave us absolute freedom to skip each other and enjoy the journey,” Worthington said.
Saldaña also told PEOPLE how he was preparing to play Neytiri again, years later, between filming. avatar and more.
“It took a little more time for my body to assimilate, to return to some exercises and practices,” he said. “I’m really proud [Cameron] lost bets on whether I could hit a target [with my archery]. I guess the first time was a hundred dollars?”