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Dileep Rao explains the roles humans will have in “Avatar 2”


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For all that we don’t know about “Avatar 2,” there are some plot details we have been clued in on. James Cameron has said the film will take place in the oceans of Pandora and will potentially even head to other planets. We’ll meet other Na’vi clans beyond the one we became close with in “Avatar,” and see different parts of the sci-fi world Cameron has created.

With all the focus on the new parts of the foreign planet, it’s unclear what roles the human characters will have to play. Sam Worthington’s Jake Sully made a full transition to his Na’vi avatar form at the end of “Avatar,” so it could be that there won’t be any human characters at all.

Not so, Dileep Rao told us when we attended the red carpet premiere of “Broken Kingdom.” Though he told us he can’t talk about whether he’ll be back in “Avatar 2,” he said he expects humans to still have a role to play in the film universe.

“I don’t think Jim would ever leave behind the world that we know and the world that he’s built and not leave them together,” he explained.

The actor portrayed Dr. Max Patel in “Avatar,” one of the scientists behind the avatar endeavor. With Sigourney Weaver’s Grace dead at the end of the first film, Max could have a much larger role in number two. The other humans — like Joel David Moore’s Norm — still need to use avatars to be out in the world of Pandora. Hopefully “Avatar 2” remembers its namesake and keeps the avatars around.

No word yet on when “Avatar 2” will hit theaters, but it likely won’t be before 2015. Cameron also has plans for an “Avatar 3” and “Avatar 4.”

Do you think that the humans will have as big a role in the “Avatar” sequels? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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