Avatar: The Way of Water has passed the two-billion mark and has set in motion the future of a brand-new franchise. James Cameron is certainly excited to continue the work he started going beyond the third film, but he still is busy putting the finishing touches on Avatar 3. We already heard that it’ll introduce a new tribe of Na’vi that is based on fire; adding to more comparisons with the Avatar: The Last Airbender series.
Now, we got a bit more information on this new race, as they are definitely going to be antagonistic but it’s uncertain if they might turn to the good side once humanity does its usual thing in these projects. These Ash People are “an aggressive, volcanic race” and it seems Game of Thrones‘ Charlie Chaplin is set to play their leader Varang. Producer Jon Landau shares why they decided on this direction in an interview with Empire.
There are good humans and there are bad humans. It’s the same thing on the Na’vi side. Oftentimes, people don’t see themselves as bad. What is the root cause of how they evolve into what we perceive as bad? Maybe there are other factors there that we aren’t aware of.Jon Landau
It definitely will add a bit more to the exploration of the various Na’vi cultures we’ve seen to this point. There’s a chance that perhaps these Na’vi have been excluded from the connection we’ve seen with various races and the Ash People living in a volcano don’t have the same connection to nature that others have. Though, we don’t yet know what the environment looks like in this new part of Pandora.