The Making of Avatar
In 2009, the world was introduced to the spectacular world of Pandora through James Cameron’s Avatar. The film was a visual masterpiece and made a lasting impact on the world of cinema. The film’s success can be attributed to many things, including the talented actors who brought the characters to life. As we approach the 14th anniversary of the film’s release, let’s take a look at the actors of Avatar and where they are now.
The Main Cast
The film’s main cast included Sam Worthington as Jake Sully, Zoe Saldana as Neytiri, Sigourney Weaver as Dr. Grace Augustine, and Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch. Since Avatar’s release, the main cast has gone on to achieve great success in their respective careers.
Sam Worthington played the role of Jake Sully, a paraplegic marine who is sent to Pandora as part of a mission to mine a valuable mineral. Since Avatar, Worthington has starred in several other blockbuster films, including Clash of the Titans and Terminator Salvation.
Zoe Saldana portrayed Neytiri, a member of the Na’vi tribe who falls in love with Jake. Saldana has continued to be a force in Hollywood, playing Gamora in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and starring in the Star Trek franchise.
Sigourney Weaver played Dr. Grace Augustine, a scientist who studies the Na’vi and their culture. Weaver has continued to be a prominent figure in Hollywood, starring in films such as Ghostbusters and The Defenders.
Stephen Lang played the villainous Colonel Miles Quaritch, who was tasked with leading the mission to mine Pandora. Lang has continued to be a prolific actor, starring in films such as Don’t Breathe and Tombstone Rashomon.
The Supporting Cast
In addition to the main cast, Avatar featured a talented supporting cast, including Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, and Joel David Moore.
Michelle Rodriguez played the role of Trudy Chacon, a pilot who assists Jake and the Na’vi in their fight against the humans. Since Avatar, Rodriguez has continued to be a prominent figure in Hollywood, starring in films such as The Fast and the Furious franchise.
Giovanni Ribisi played the role of Parker Selfridge, the head of the mining operation on Pandora. Ribisi has continued to be a prolific actor, starring in films such as Selma and Sneaky Pete.
Joel David Moore
Joel David Moore played the role of Norm Spellman, a scientist who studies the Na’vi and their culture. Since Avatar, Moore has continued to act, appearing in films such as Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and The Guest Book.
The Future of Avatar
In 2010, James Cameron announced that he would be making sequels to Avatar, with the first scheduled for release in 2022. The sequels will feature the same cast of characters, with several new additions.
New Cast Members
The new cast members include Kate Winslet, who will play a character named Ronal, a free-diver of the Metkayina clan. Other new additions to the cast include Oona Chaplin, Cliff Curtis, and Edie Falco.
The actors of Avatar have gone on to achieve great success in their respective careers since the film’s release in 2009. With the release of the sequels, we can expect to see even more from these talented actors. Avatar will always be remembered as a groundbreaking film that pushed the boundaries of what was possible in cinema.