Sulley and Neytiri are back for more action!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Avatar stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have officially signed on to reprise their roles for three more Avatar sequels. Yes, you heard that one right, Avatar will be coming back with not just one, not two, but THREE more sequels!
The sequels will be made back-to-back-to-back by super-director James Cameron with screenplays by Josh Friedman, duo Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and Shane Salerno. Actor Stephen Lang, who played Coronel Quaritch was the first one to sign for the sequels, but we all know he died in the first film, so it will be interesting how would Cameron resurrect Lang’s character.
Here’s what Cameron has to say about Worthington and Saldana, and their respective Avatar characters:
“Jake Sully is a rare combination of passion, strength, street smarts and soul, which requires a lot from an actor. Sam brought to the role a combination of sensitivity, vulnerability and strength. Zoe captured every aspect of the character I envisioned, bringing to Neytiri a mix of delicacy, fierceness and incredible physicality. I am beyond pleased they’ll be returning with us to Pandora.”
The first sequel will hit theaters in December 2016, with the second to follow in December 2017 and the third a year later.