The next generation cast of the upcoming Avatar sequels was immersed into the breathtaking Pandora – The World of AVATAR during a recent visit to Walt Disney World Resort.
AVATAR filmmaker James Cameron and film producer Jon Landau organized the visit for the seven young actors to acquaint them with the world their film characters will inhabit and to inspire their performances. The visit accomplished all of that and then some. The actors came away awestruck by the mystical world of massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests, and breakthrough experiences. Take a look!
“It was important to bring the newest members of the cast to Pandora to help them prepare for their roles in the film,” said Landau. “Typically, actors are introduced to a film through digital imagery and virtual sets. Our walk-through delivered on-the-ground sights, sounds and experiences that brought to life for the cast this wondrous world.”
The seven newcomers range in age from 7 to 17 years old and include: Britain Dalton (Lo’ak of the Sully Family), Filip Geljo (Aonung of the Metkayina Clan), Jamie Flatters (Neteyam of the Sully Family), Bailey Bass (Tsireya of the Metkayina Clan), Trinity Bliss (Tuktirey of the Sully Family), Jack Champion (Javier “Spider” Socorro), and Duane Evans Jr (Rotxo of the Metkayina Clan).
Bass, who will play Tsireya, the young Neytiri of the ocean, reflected on the visit to Pandora.
“I am touching everything because I need to remember how it feels on my hands, how everything smells, how everything looks,” she said. “I took a bunch of photos just so I can look back and see what I went through. I am going to bring that back so I can portray my character and understand how she witnesses her world.”
The four AVATAR sequels will be filmed concurrently. Twentieth Century Fox will release the first sequel in theaters nationwide on December 18, 2020.