Earlier this week Total Film shared comments from Harry Potter and Wonder Woman actor David Thewlis, who revealed that he’ll be playing “a blue thing” – a.k.a. a Na’vi – in James Cameron’s Avatar sequels.
However, the actor has now clarified his comments, explaining to Collider that he won’t actually appear in the series until the third instalment, which Cameron is shooting back-to-back with the second.
“I should be clear, by the way, cause I know that a magazine in Britain has got me in Avatar 2, but I’m not in Avatar 2,” said Thewlis. “I’m going to be in Avatar 3, which was shot at the same time as Avatar 2, and the plan is that I will be in Avatar 4 and 5, as well. I just wanted to clear that up because somebody got that wrong recently.”
Thewlis also briefly touched upon his experience on the shoot, adding that: “Nothing could be more different than Avatar. It completely doesn’t resemble anything that I’ve ever done.”
Cameron is currently in New Zealand preparing to resume production on the Avatar sequels after filming was shut down due to the global health crisis. As it currently stands, Avatar 2 is scheduled to open in December 2021.
Avatar 2 sees Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Matt Gerald, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver all reprising their roles from the first film, while new additions to the cast include Kate Winslet, Oona Chaplin, Cliff Curtis, Britain Dalton, Filip Geljo, Jamie Flatters, Bailey Bass, Trinity Bliss, Jack Champion, Duane Evans Jr., Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Keston John and CJ Jones.