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Who Plays Varang in Avatar? Meet Oona Chaplin

The wait is finally over as we enter the final weekend before Christmas, and to get you up to speed for the sequel, we introduce you to who plays Varang in Avatar: Oona Chaplin.

The Way of Water is releasing as a cinema exclusive, meaning the only place you’ll be able to watch the sequel will be in theatres. However, it will release on Disney Plus in 2023.

Directed by James Cameron with a screenplay by Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver, Avatar: The Way of Water serves as the long-anticipated sequel to the 2009 feature, based on a story the writers created with Josh Friedman and Shame Salerno.

Who is Varang?  

AvatarSequels describes Varang as “a strong and vibrant central character who spans the entire saga of the sequels.”

The character is said to not be appearing in Avatar: The Way of Water, but Varang is credited to be appearing in Avatar 3, 4 and 5.

Since James Cameron shot the Avatar sequels back to back, a number of actors have been hired even though their characters won’t appear in The Way of Water.

Who Plays Varang in Avatar? Meet Oona Chaplin

Varang is played by Spanish actor Oona Chaplin in the Avatar sequels.

Beginning a career back in 2007 in the British show Spooks, Chaplin has since starred in popular series Black Mirror, Sherlock, and Taboo.

Chaplin’s most recognizable role is her portrayal of Talisa Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Also, in an interview with uInterview on YouTube, Chaplin was asked what it was like to work with James Cameron:

“He’s a very passionate man, he’s a very bright man, he’s a deeply caring man.”

Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Meet the Cast of Avatar 2

Returning from the first movie are Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldaña, reprising their motion-capture roles as Jake and Neytiri.

Sigourney Weaver is also returning, however, she will be playing teenager Kiri instead of Dr. Grace Augustine.

New characters in the franchise are portrayed by Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, and Jermaine Clement.

Below, we have listed the full roster for Avatar 2:

  • Sam Worthington – Jake Sully
  • Zoe Saldaña – Neytiri
  • Sigourney Weaver – Kiri
  • Stephen Lang – Colonel Miles Quaritch
  • Kate Winslet – Ronal
  • Jack Champion – Spider
  • Joel David Moore – Norm Spellman
  • Edie Falco – General Frances Ardmore
  • Jermaine Clement – Dr. Ian Garvin
  • Giovanni Ribisi – Parker Selfridge
  • Cliff Curtis – Tonowari
  • CCH Pounder – Mo’at
  • Matt Gerald – Corporal Lyle Wainfleet
  • Jamie Flatters – Neteyam
  • Britain Dalton – Lo’ak
  • Chloe Coleman – Young Lo’ak
  • Trinity Bliss – Tuktirey
  • Bailey Bass – Tsireya
  • Filip Geljo – Aonung
  • Duane Evans Jr. – Rotxo
Avatar: The Way of Water – Cr. 20th Century Studios UK, YouTube.

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

Avatar: The Way of Water is now in theatres worldwide.

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Jo Craig is a staff writer at GRV Media reporting pop culture content on Forever Geek and brainstorming with the HITC Entertainment team. After nearly a decade in the game, Jo finds dissecting Marvel trailers for hours standard practice and still finds time to review, analyse, and research film, anime, video games and everything on the nerdy spectrum. Maintaining a strong social media presence, Jo’s passion for contributing to the geek culture community is a staple in their work and the spark behind vibrant discussions with comrades, even though some disagree that The Lord of the Rings is the best franchise.

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