The first look at Kate Winslet as Ronal in ‘Avatar: The Way of Water‘ was revealed on Thursday. Fans of the franchise were treated to several new images from the imminent sequel in the covers of Empire Magazine. Way of Water marks a reunion between Winslet and director James Cameron.
They famously teamed up on ‘Titanic‘ and are hoping for similar box office success with the ‘Avatar’ sequel. This time, she’s taking on the role of a Na’vi warrior. She, together with Tonoware (Cliff Curtis), leads the Metkayina tribe. There are numerous mysteries awaiting both the Na’vi and the viewers within Pandora’s oceans.
Cameron teased massive possibilities for Way of Water during Disney’s Cinemacon event. “Hi, everybody. I’m beaming in from Wellington, New Zealand, where we’re hard at work putting the final touches on Avatar two,” Cameron stated. “I want to start out by saying I know it’s been rough on the exhibition community these last two years. I’ve been making movies for 40 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this, not even close to threatening the business that I’ve dedicated my life to.”
“I just want you to hear it from me that John and I are here to work with you. You’re our partners and the best way we can do that is by delivering content that is a must-see experience at the cinema,” the director explained, adding, “With the first Avatar we set out to push the limits of the big screen with the new avatar films. We’re pushing those limits even further, with 3d with high dynamic range, with high frame rate, higher resolution, and a much greater reality in our visual effects.”
“But it’s not just the technical while I’m making a movie. It’s working with the actors that I find the most rewarding and it’s been an amazing adventure to explore Pandora again with our friends,” he said. “So we settled on Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, and Steven Leg, not to mention our new cast members Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, and this incredible group of extremely talented teenagers, all of whom quickly distinguished themselves in their roles. We wanted our return to Pandora to be something really special. Every shot was designed for the biggest screen, the highest resolution, and the most immersive 3d available. We set out once again to push the limits of what cinema can do. I think we pulled it off. I hope we pulled it off. I hope when you see the film in December that you will agree.”