How 'Avatar: The Way of Water' almost had an epic scene where the Na'vi battled their enemies in space
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: It has been over a month and people still cannot get over how mesmerizing and outstanding James Cameron's 'Avatar: The Way of Water' is. As people continue to throng theaters to catch the epic masterpiece, one of the co-writers of the movie has revealed a ginormous space battle that was meant to be included but did not make the cut.
The sequel to the wildly successful 2009 movie, 'Avatar', has Jake Sully and Ney'tiri starting a family together and doing everything they can to stay together while protecting each other. The movie delivers a compelling story of emotion, love and family. The movie was quite a treat with Cameron's vision and Rick Jaffa's writing. After its release in December 2022, 'Avatar: The Way of Water' became the talk of the town. It was praised for creating a poetry through filmmaking. The movie has many stellar actors including Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, David Thewlis and Oona Chaplin.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jaffa spoke about the original script consisting of a storyline where the Na'vi people were fighting their enemies in space, but the script was scrapped last minute. "There was one idea of a space battle with Na'vi. That idea got a lot of traction, and we talked a lot about it. We were struggling, though,' Jaffa reportedly said.
Jaffa added, "How would that work with the story that we're telling? Jim said, 'Well, give me a few weeks.' He went off and he wrote an entire script. And, by the way, a brilliant script. … At the end of the day, the whole script got thrown out because it just didn't really work with the story we were telling.'"
Fortunately, there are many more movies to come in the 'Avatar' franchise, so maybe we will get the epic and flashy space battle later on.