Sigourney Weaver returns to the Avatar franchise and is present in Avatar 2: The Water Sense, the sequel to the most successful movie in history. But how? The character she plays, Dr. Grace Augustine, dies in the original. So the actress will act as Kiri, a teenage Na’vi.
That means that it is a mostly digital character, which allows you to design the way it will look on screen. James Cameron, being an absolute perfectionist, and taking up to a decade to make a film, commented in an interview with hollywood reporter that some people can be even more so than him. The director refers to Weaver and the substantive changes he requested to be made to Kiri in Avatar 2: The Water Sense.
“Even as I am, people can make my life miserable,” she explained, sharing the example of the actress, who considered her character “too clean and too pretty.” Weaver asked that they add elements more aligned with a teenage girl, and he got it.
What do we know about Kiri, the new character in Avatar 2: the sense of water?
Kiri is a new character, but she will have an important presence during Avatar 2: The Water Sense. She is the adoptive daughter of Jake Sully and Neytiri. She will be one of the key elements of the film’s emphasis on family values and advocacy for loved ones. She is a 14-year-old teenager, the biological daughter of the avatar of Dr. Grace Augustine.
Due to his connection to his biological mother, he will have a closer relationship with Jake and problems with Neytiri. But during the film things are going to get complicated, with the Na’vi uniting to defend the invasion of humans led by Frances Ardmore, played by Edie Falco.
We also know that Kiri has another foster brother, a human, named Spider Socorro, who will be played by Jack Champion. He was born at the Gates of Hell, a base built for extraction and mining operations on Pandora.
The relationship between Jake, Neytiri, Kiri and Spider will be key in the story arc of Avatar 2: The Water Sense. But there are not many more details. The trailers reveal little information, since the study and James Cameron have decided to reveal as little as possible and try to make the experience in the cinema complete, including surprises, new characters and the general plot.
Avatar 2: The Water Sense opens on December 16 in theaters around the world. It is once again directed by James Cameron and opens 13 years later than the original.