Michelle Yeoh Cast in James Cameron's AVATAR Sequels
Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians, Star Trek: Discovery) has been cast in James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar sequels, and she will be taking on the role of a character named Dr. Karina Mogue. All we really know about the character is she is a scientist.
In regards to the casting, Cameron had this to say:
“Throughout her career, Michelle has always created unique and memorable characters. I look forward to working with Michelle to do the same thing on the Avatar sequels.”
Yeoh joins the previously cast Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Sigourney Weaver, Edie Falco, and Kate Winslet. Yeoh is a great actress, and she’ll make a great addition to the cast!
While we don’t have any plot details on the sequels, we know that Avatar 2 is set several years after Avatar. “At the center of each of our four movies will be the Sully family. Each sequel will play as a standalone movie. Each movie’s story will come to its own conclusion… However, when looked at as a whole, the journey across all four movies will create an even larger connected epic saga for audiences around the world.”
When previously talking about the films, Jon Landau opened up about the setting for the sequels saying:
“As we’ve moved on with the sequels to Avatar we made a very conscious decision to stage the whole four sequels on Pandora. We don’t need to go to another world if we want water, we’re going to go to the oceans of Pandora.
”It’s a continuation of the same characters, but what happen when warriors that are willing to go on suicide charges, and leap off cliffs on to the back of big orange toruks, what happens when they grow up and have their own kids? It becomes a very different story. Now the kids are the risk-takers and the change-makers. So, it’s interesting, but it makes sense to me. Everybody’s either a parent, or they had parents at the very least, and if you look at the big successful franchises now, they’re pretty much uninterested in that.”
It was also revealed that are different clans of Na’vi all over Pandora:
“We’re going to go to totally different environments, we’re going to meet different cultures. Just like our planet is as diverse culturally as we are environmentally. We want to introduce people to different cultures. In the first movie, we only met the Omaticaya clan, and they are the clan here allowing us to come to the Valley of Mo’ara. But as we venture out we’re going to different environments and different clans.”
Avatar 2 will hit theaters on December 18, 2020, followed by Avatar 3 on December 17, 2021; then Avatar 4 on December 20, 2024; and finally Avatar 5 on December 19, 2025.