In a horrendous year, it was a mind blowing second. On May 30, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, the essential private-watched out for rocket ever and the principal US-watched out for spaceflight in a long time, viably passed on NASA space wayfarers Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley into space. Taking them was SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9, constrained by rocket fuel and Linux.

Speaking to Collider, Thewlis said there has been some misconception that he’s in Avatar 2. “I’m not in Avatar 2. I’m going to be in Avatar 3, which was shot at the same time as Avatar 2, and the plan is that I will be in Avatar 4 and 5, as well,” he said. “I just wanted to clear that up because somebody got that wrong recently.”

“I loved working with Jim Cameron. I was a bit nervous ’cause I’d heard stories that he’s quite a hard task master,” Thewlis said. “I’d heard stories about the filming of Titanic, and that he could be quite difficult. He wasn’t difficult, at all. He was nothing but an absolute pleasure, and I had a great laugh with him. He’s something of a genius. He does everything. He’s an engineer, an artist, a filmmaker, and a writer. He’s just an extraordinary character.”

“It’s not really like making a film, at all. It doesn’t resemble it, in any way,” Thewlis added. “Everything was completely new to me. I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. There were lots of younger actors on set, who had to tell me what to do next because I felt like an old man. It was a great challenge, and I look forward to doing more of it.”

Avatar 2 is scheduled to come to theatres in December 2021, with Avatar 3 following in 2023. Should those movies succeed at the box office, Avatar 4 will follow in 2025 and Avatar 5 in 2027.


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