James Cameron Talks Na'vi Character Design and Why They Look Humanlike

The director also shared scrapped design ideas for the indigenous inhabitants of Pandora for 2009's Avatar.

Avatar's Na'vi Nearly Looked Very Different, Says James Cameron

The design of the Na’vi was the result of an intensive design process with some really talented creature and character artists

James Cameron's Various Avatar Inspirations Explained

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The director talked with Empire Magazine to explain how this motivation helped drive the character designs for the Na'vi.

Cameron will spend a little more time on the story and a little less on the weird, male gazey, interspecies thirst traps.

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The Way of Water is an upcoming American epic science fiction film directed by James Cameron and distributed by 20th Century Studios.

Avatar's long-awaited sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water hits theaters December 16.