UPDATE: Due to the current pandemic, Avatar 2 has been pushed back a full year from December 17, 2021 to December 16, 2022. Director James Cameron released a statement regarding the delay via Instagram:
UPDATE: The release date for Avatar 2 has been delayed one year to December 17, 2021. The other sequels will be release every two years after that.
Martial arts superstar Michelle Yeoh (Master Z: Ip Man Legacy) is adding one more to her list of high profile franchise as she is set to join the world of Avatar.
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📣 Casting announcement! Michelle Yeoh has been cast in the Avatar sequels as scientist Dr. Karina Mogue. Join us in welcoming @michelleyeoh_official to the #AvatarFamily! 💙 . . . #avatar #jamescameronsavatar #avatarsequels #theavatarsequels #scifi #scifimovie #scifimovies #pandora #navi #castingannouncement #michelleyeoh #scififilms
Yeoh will be portraying a scientist named Dr. Karina Mogue in the sequels to James Cameron’s highest grossing film of all times, which grossed over $2.8 billion worldwide.
Yeoh stars alongside returning franchise stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver. Cameron’s Titanic leading lady Kate Winslet and Game of Thrones star Oona Chaplin have also joined the cast. The script was written by Cameron with Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Shane Salerno.
Avatar 2, the first of four follow-ups, will hit theaters on December 18, 2020. Avatar 3 is arriving on December 17, 2021 with Avatar 4 on December 20, 2024 and finally Avatar 5 on December 19, 2025.