Avatar: The Way of Water has just made its official debut in theaters around the world. The work comes about 13 years after the release of the first film, which premiered in 2009, and brings director James Cameron back at the helm. And, speaking of the artist, more and more he has been revealing some secrets and opinions about the franchise centered on the planet Pandora.
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Cameron’s latest statement says that Avatar 2 has better female representations than those explored in other universes, such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the DC Cinematic Universe (DCU), for example. For the director, his work brings a deeper female empowerment than those belonging to the world of superheroes.
Neytiri remains one of the main characters in Avatar and leads Pandora in many ways.Source: 20th Century Studios
In an interview with Variety, Cameron said that, despite the importance of figures such as Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman, Neytiri, his protagonist in Avatar: The Way of Water, is still one step ahead when presented as a pregnant hunter. and a warrior leader.
“Everyone always talks about female empowerment. But what’s the biggest part of a woman’s life that we as men don’t live? And I thought, ‘Well, if you really go deep into the subject of female empowerment, we have to have a female warrior who is six months pregnant on the battlefield,'” reflected Cameron.
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“It doesn’t happen in our society – it probably hasn’t happened for hundreds of years. But I assure you, back in the day, women had to fight to survive and protect their children, and it didn’t matter if they were pregnant. And pregnant women are capable of so much more. than we as a culture recognize. I thought, ‘let’s talk about the boundaries of this.’ To me, that’s something you don’t see. Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel – all these other amazing women show up, but they’re not mothers and are not pregnant while fighting evil,” she concluded.
The first movie of avatar already featured female figures at the center of the narrative, such as Neytiri (Zoë Saldaña), as well as Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver) and Mo’at (CCH Pounder). That is, if it depends on Cameron, we will continue to see female leaders in the franchise.