Officially released behind-the-scenes photos from James Cameron's Avatar sequel, now titled The Way of Water, showed Kate Winslet in a mo-cap suit, which obviously suggested that her debuting character would be Na'vi. Now, Empire Magazine has confirmed as much with their latest cover and a new still.
Winslet will play Ronal, the co-leader of the Metkayina tribe, who the Academy Award-winning actress describes as “deeply loyal and a fearless leader." "Even in the face of grave danger, and with an unborn baby on board, she still fights for what she holds most dear. Her family and their home,” she adds.
The cover sees Ronal taking to the skies with her fangs bared, and the image finds the warrior a little calmer as she stands alongside (presumably) her co-leader.
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Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. Directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the film stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement and Kate Winslet.
Avatar: The Way of Water is set to hit theaters in December 16th, 2022.