March 27, 2023

After 13 long years of waiting, the first of the sequels to Avatar, long known simply as Avatar 2 but now titled Avatar – The route of the water ( here the review ) has finally arrived in cinemas around the world. The film, which is already establishing itself after a few days as a great success with the public, with to date over 400 million dollars earned globally, takes viewers back to Pandora, the wonderful world created by James Cameron, where the stories of the protagonists Jake Sully, Neytiri and their children.

To them, and to other humans and Na’vi already seen in the first film, new ones are added here as wellparticularly important characters for the future of the saga. Read down below and see the cast of the movie Avatar 2.

Na’vi characters

Jake Sully, played by Sam Worthington

Already the protagonist of the previous film, Jake is a former human being who fell in love with Neytiri and befriended the Na’vi after joining the Avatar Program, eventually siding with them during the conflict against humans and bringing them to victory; at the end of the first film, he becomes the new leader of the Omaticaya (the Na’vi clan at the center of the story) alongside Mo’at and transfers his mind into his avatar of him permanently. In this second film he is now a father, willing to do anything to protect his family.

Neytiri, played by Zoe Saldana

Daughter of the previous clan chief, future Tsahìk of the clan, and companion of Jake Sully. Neytiri is the female protagonist of the saga, as well as a lethal warrior extremely fast and strong, skilled in hand-to-hand combat. The weapon that distinguishes it, however, is the bow. Her aim is infallible and her arrows are real bearers of death. Furthermore, Neytiri is one of the characters most spiritually linked to Pandora, to her nature and to the Great Mother, the guiding spirit of the Na’vi.

Mo’at, performed by CCH Pounder

Mo’at is Neytiri’s mother and Omaticaya’s main spiritual leader. She is the voice of the Great Mother, who guides her people according to the will of the divinity. In the first film this character was among the main Na’vi of the story, while in Avatar – The Waterway she appears only in a few scenes towards the beginning. However, it is legitimate to imagine that there is still a place for her in the future of the saga.

Tonowari, played by Cliff Curtis

One of the new and most fascinating characters introduced in the new film is Tonowari, head of the Matkayina clan, an aquatic people who boast a very strong and evident bond with the ocean and the creatures of the coral reef. The character immediately establishes himself as a fair but tough leader, committed to protecting the traditions of his people. He does not then refuse Jake’s request for help, also demonstrating great altruism. After this introduction, the character will certainly also return in the next films.

Ronal, played by Kate Winslet

When it was revealed that Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet would be reuniting with Cameron 25 years after Titanic, fans immediately sparked numerous theories as to which character Winslet would be playing. If you didn’t recognize her in the film, it’s because she’s also among the Na’vi, playing Ronal. She is Tonowari’s companion, a lethal and severe warrior who does not bother going into battle while carrying a child. Of the new characters introduced by the film, Ronal is certainly among the most memorable.

Neteyam, played by Jamie Flatters

He is the eldest of Jake and Neytiri’s children. It is a strong and valiant young man who aspires to follow in his father’s footsteps to become a good leader. Furthermore, Neteyam also has a big heart and never backs down when it comes to defending his brothers or what is right.

Lo’ak, played by Britain Dalton

The young Dalton, already seen in the Goliath series, plays the second of Jake and Neytiri’s children. Great importance is given to him in the film, revealing himself to be one of the major protagonists. Unlike Neteyam, Lo’ak is more impulsive, always looking for new adventures, even if it means getting into trouble and danger. In fact, his impulsiveness is disliked by his father, who never fails to scold him severely. However, Lo’ak is not indifferent to these admonitions, as he feels great admiration for Jake and would like to continually show him that he is the son he deserves.

Kiri, played by Sigourney Weaver

Kiri is Jake and Neytiri’s adopted teenage daughter. Weaver appeared in the first film as Dr. Grace Augustine, a human woman who sides with the Na’vi, but is injured during the conflict and then dies before Jake can save her. The actress, who had also played for Cameron in Aliens – Final Clash, however, stated that she would play Augustine again in some flashbacks, but that her main character in this film would be Kiri, mysteriously born from the avatar by Grace. Many of the expectations for the future of the saga are placed on this character, whose origins remain shrouded in mystery for now.

Tuk, played by Trinity Jo-Li Bliss

Tuk is the third natural child of Jake and Neytiri, as well as the youngest in the family. The character is less in-depth in this film than the other Sully brothers, but she still asserts herself for charisma, curiosity and courage. In fact, little Tuk does not hold back in the face of dangers and is always at the forefront of protecting her loved ones. Certainly her role will find more space in the next chapters of the saga, where she can also appear grown up compared to what was seen in The Water Way.

Tsireya, played by Bailey Bass

Another character introduced in this film and belonging to the Metkayina clan, Tsireya, also called simply Reya, is the charming daughter of Tonowari and Ronal, who is in charge of showing the habitat of her population to the Sully family. She loving and courageous, the young she will develop a deep bond with Lo’ak, for which she does not hide a certain interest.

Aonung, played by Filip Geljo

Aonung is the son of Tonowari and Ronal and brother of Tsireya. A young hunter and freediver of the Metkayina clan, he is initially distinguished by a certain distrust towards the Sully family and in particular towards Kiri and Lo’ak. The more he spends time with them, however, the more he will end up befriending the newcomers, clearing their side at the moment of battle.

Miles Quaritch, played by Stephen Lang

In the first film Lang played the human Colonel Miles Quaritch, the main antagonist who wages a war against the Omaticaya, however, remaining killed after being shot by Neytiri’s arrows. Although the character died, Lang was able to return to acting in this sequel as the avatar of Quaritch. It is not the same character, but a sort of clone that has the character and memories of Quaritch. Also in this version, the character is confirmed to be the main antagonist, intent on looking for Jake to eliminate him.

Human characters

Norm Spellman, played by Joel David Moore

Already appeared in the first film, Dr. Spellman is one of the scientists of the Avatar Program who had however finally chosen to side with the Na’vi. Also in this sequel we find him intent on helping Jake and his family as much as possible, sometimes appearing on stage also through the avatar version of him.

Mick Scoresby, played by Brendan Cowell

The character, who makes his entrance in Avatar: The Water Route , is the greedy captain of a hunting ship active on Pandora. His activity consists in hunting the tulkun, gigantic cetaceans similar to whales, with the aim of extracting from their brain a very precious substance which would seem to have the ability to block human aging. Scoresby is therefore another of the despicable human characters who, alongside Colonel Quaritch, represent the villains of this film.

Ian Garvin, played by Jemaine Clement

Dr. Ian Garvin is also one of the new human characters introduced in this sequel. He is a marine biologist, engaged in conducting his own research aboard Scoresby’s ship and therefore forced to also assist in his ruthless hunt for tulkuns. Although he collaborates with the greedy captain, Garvin suggests that he is not at all proud to be part of that team, indeed feeling strong remorse for what his fellow men do. It can therefore be said that, despite being on the side of the bad guys, he is a human character with good tendencies.

General Ardmore, played by Edie Falco

The actress, known for playing Carmela Soprano in the famous series The Sopranos, joins the saga by playing the commander responsible for the interests of the RDA operation. Even if hers is a character that does not appear for an extended time within the film, it is to be expected that she will also appear in the next feature films and that she will establish herself as one of the main obstacles to the tranquility of life on Pandora.

Miles Socorro, also known as Spider, played by Jack Champion

The most interesting human character introduced in the new film, however, is that of Spider, a boy who remained on Pandora because he was too young to be placed in a cryogenic capsule headed for earth. Spider therefore grew up among the Na’vi, developing a very strong friendship with the children of Jake and Neytiri. Although belonging to another species, the boy will prove particularly loyal to them. Without a shadow of a doubt, Spider is the human character who from now on will increasingly have a decisive role in the future of the saga.

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