Winslet, who rocketed to fame as the doomed Rose DeWitt Bukater in Cameron's 1997 film Titanic, which stayed afloat as the highest grossing film ever (not adjusted for inlation), until (ironically enough) Cameron’s own Avatar sank it. Now, the two will meet again on Pandora in the four planned Avatar sequels -- a long way from corsets and Edwardian manners.
“Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on Titanic, which was one of the most rewarding of my career,” Cameron told Deadline. “I can’t wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life.”
Ronal is so far shrouded in mystery, though the name seems to hint at N’avi origin. Think about it. The human names are almost painfully human, and none have a nickname even as remotely cool as that.
This theory may or may not be as far out as Pandora itself, but no matter whether Ronal has human or alien DNA, Winslet is almost supernaturally talented -- no one else could have pulled off Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind so convincingly, not to mention that Oscar win for The Reader.
And Cameron certainly knows what he’s doing; when you have a director whose previous box office record could only be smashed by his own film, any argument to the contrary is invalid.
The Avatar sequels just launched production on Pandora, which is really Manhattan Beach, California, the first of which is currently slated for a Dec. 18, 2020 release.
What do you think: will Ronal be human or blue?