This shouldn’t exactly be news, as it was pretty obvious, but 20th Century Fox has confirmed that both Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana will reprise their roles for all three Avatar sequels. The first one, tentatively titled Avatar 2, will hit theatres in 2016, with production getting underway later this year.
“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,” said director James Cameron in a statement.
In case you didn’t hear, Avatar 2, as well as its two sequels, will all shoot back-to-back in New Zealand. As mentioned above, the second installment will arrive in 2016 with the next films dropping in 2017 and 2018, respectively. In short, be prepared for a lot of blue people over the next few years.
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