The official Avatar twitter account has posted the first official look at Edie Falco’s General Ardmore in the form of a behind the scenes set photo. The General is the new head of RDA’s operations on Pandora and likely will be behind the underwater missions.
Here’s a behind the scenes still of Edie Falco as General Ardmore, the new head of RDA activity on Pandora.
There is an assumption that the General will be the new villain given that the military forces will likely want a little payback for ouster of their cohorts and the dismantling of the mining operations on Pandora. Hopefully, we’ll get to explore a lot more of the RDA/military side of the franchise which I feel was little bit lacking in Avatar. I assume because they really had planned on spending more time world building for the Na’vi and Pandora.
We learned recently the RDA’s new base of operations will be called Bridgehead after Hell’s Gate was overtaken by rebellion forces.
It’s interesting because there is an expectation that Stephen Lang’s bombastic/intimidating Colonel Quaritch will be making a comeback as well, despite dying in the first film. I’m slightly curious if they’ll be resurrecting him through cloning methods given this has been established with the avatars in the previous film.
It might be a while before we get an official trailer for Avatar 2 given that the film won’t be released until December 16th, 2022 after production delays. However, James Cameron recently said they completed live-action filming for Avatar 2 and almost fully done with Avatar 3.
We’ll have to wait to hear if they’ll be moving on to start shooting Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 either motion capture or live-action portions considering that motion capture was mostly taking place in California and live-action in Wellington, New Zealand.
SOURCE: 20TH CENTURY STUDIOS