Empire Online gave us a sneak peek into an Avatar 2 article that will be featured in their upcoming February issue. The article focuses on Jack Champion who plays “Spider” in the sequels. Not much was known about the character outside of a few previously shown photos, but the article sheds some new details on the character.
- Jake and Neytiri have a family, featuring 3 Na’vi children*, and an adopted human, Miles “Spider” Socorro
- It’s worth noting that Spiders first name has changed, originally it was Javier Socorro as shown in the photo from 2017 below
- Spider was born on the military base on Pandora (Hells Gate I assume)
- He was too small to return to Earth (possibly an issue with the cryo affecting a young child)
- Jake took him in, Neytiri see’s him as one of the people who destroyed her home and killed Eytukan
“This time around, we’re taking Jake and Neytiri and building the most universal theme of all around them. Which is family. Jake comes from the human world, Neytiri from the Na’vi world. So, they’re like a modern mixed-race couple, raising kids who perhaps feel they don’t belong to one world or another.”
*The three Na’vi children the Sully family consists of-
Jamie Flatters: Neteyam (neh-tay’-ahm), Jake and Neytiri’s first born son.
Britain Dalton: Lo’ak (loh’ ahk), Jake and Neytiri’s second born son.
Trinity Bliss: Tuktirey: (took-tee’-ray), goes mostly by “Tuk” (rhymes with “nuke”). She is youngest of the Sully family.
This Facebook post from 8/27/20 makes a lot more sense now, before we had no idea why “Spider” was being included in the Sully family.
Two additional photos that have been shown of Spider-
You can read the Empire article in it’s entirety here- https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/avatar-2-spider-jake-neytiris-adopted-human-son-exclusive-image/
Purchase the February issue of Empire here- https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/single-back-issues/