Vin Diesel hints he's joined the Avatar sequels

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 April 2019
Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel has hinted that he will be working with director James Cameron on the 'Avatar' franchise

Vin Diesel has teased that he has joined the 'Avatar' sequels.

The 51-year-old actor has seemingly let slip that he will be working with James Cameron on the new instalments of his sci-fi franchise after he shared a video on Instagram of himself and the filmmaker on set, in which he strongly suggested the pair were working together.

Speaking in the video, the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star said: "It's long overdue, there is one person in Hollywood I've always wanted to work with and learn from, and so, all things come, I guess, to those that wait."

The 'Titanic' director then quipped: "We're actually gonna give him the flashy thing from 'Men In Black' when he leaves here so he has no memory whatsoever of what he's seen."

The 'Fast and Furious' star captioned the video: "And the journey continues... #Blessed #Grateful #Avatar."

The original 2009 film focuses on the human led Resources Development Administration (RDA) attempting to mine Pandora for unobtanium, a hugely valuable mineral.

The moon is inhabited by indigenous aliens the Na'vi, beings who appear primitive but are highly evolved, and as the planet's environment is poisonous to human beings, human/Na'vi hybrids called Avatars must link to human minds to allow for free movement on the planet.

Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paralysed former marine becomes mobile again through one such Avatar and falls in love with a Na'vi woman (Zoe Saldana), however, he is drawn into a battle for the survival of her world when the RDA threaten to destroy it.

The new films – which will be released in 2020 and then in 2021, 2024 and 2025 – will take Sam's character Jake on an "emotional rollercoaster".

Cameron previously said: "Having gone through the experience with [Sam] on Avatar, I now knew how to write the Jake character going forward across the emotional rollercoaster of the next four movies. It's been tough on him. He's done two pictures back to back now, because we did 2 and 3 together. He had to go to some dark places."

Avatar 2

  • 2021
  • US
  • Directed by: James Cameron
  • Cast: Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington, Cliff Curtis, Oona Chaplin, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore
  • UK release: 17 December 2021

The first in a series of four planned sequels to the highest grossing film of all time. The oceans of alien planet Pandora are the setting for the continued romance between human Jake and alien being Neytiri.

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