As production resumes on Avatar 2 in New Zealand, one member of this throw is debunking his inclusion on the IMDb cast record for its sequel: David Thewlis.
While discussing his latest project, the National Geographic restricted series Barkskins, Thewlis talked about his part in the series of sequels to the blockbuster 2009 film Avatar.
“Well, nothing can be more distinct than Avatar. It completely does not resemble anything that I’ve ever done,” that the Harry Potter star stated during a meeting with Collider.
“I must be clear, incidentally, ’cause I understand that a magazine in Britain has got me in Avatar 2, but I’m not in Avatar two. I’m likely to be in Avatar 3, which has been shot in precisely the same period as Avatar 2, and the strategy is that I will be in Avatar 4 and 5, too. I just wanted to clean that up as somebody got that wrong lately.”
Director James Cameron spent years finishing the broadcasts for all four Avatar sequels, as manufacturing right now is only concentrated on the first 2 sequels. Box office success is going to result in the go-ahead to begin filming Avatar 4 and Avatar 5.
On Cameron, Thewlis talked about the standing and fact of working for its famed founder.
“I loved working with Jim Cameron. I was somewhat nervous ’cause. I had heard tales about the filming of Titanic, which he could be quite tough. He wasn’t hard, at all. He was nothing but an absolute pleasure, and that I laughed. He is something of a genius. He does all. He’s an artist, an engineer, a filmmaker, and a writer. He’s just an extraordinary personality. I felt naive. I did know what I was doing because I had never taken in that way. It’s not like making a movie, at all. It does not resemble it, in any way. Everything was new to me. I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. There were plenty of younger actors exactly what to do next because I felt like an older man. It was a challenge, and I look forward to doing a lot of it. Jim Cameron was delightful. I respect him greatly.”
Avatar initiated the motion capture technology, but Thewlis doesn’t seem to enjoy it, describing it as”bizarre.”
“Yeah. It is the complete reverse. People told me, ‘Oh, you are going to love it. It’s like doing theater.’ It is nothing like doing theatre. It’s nothing like performing a film, either. Motion capture is eccentric. You’re in a Velcro suit all day, using a camera right on your face, all day, every day. If you sit down for too long, you’ve got to be re-calibrated. And if you touch anybody else, you get stuck into them ’cause you made of Velcro. It is rather uncomfortable. You do not understand what is going on or where you are, and it is baffling. As you’re never bored but so it’s super interesting and books. It is a significant thing.”
Avatar 2 is currently scheduled for release in 2021, while Avatar 3 is scheduled to follow 2023, Avatar 4 at 2025, also Avatar 5 in 2027.