Michelle Yeoh Joins Cast of James Cameron’s “Avatar” Sequels

Pandora will soon have a new resident. Veteran actress Michelle Yeoh has reportedly joined the cast of James Cameron’s long-awaited Avatar sequel, according to Variety.

  • Yeoh will portray scientist Dr. Karina Mogue, though no details have been shared on the character.
  • Yeoh recently starred in the very successful romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians. Some of her other credits include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tomorrow Never Dies and Memoirs of a Geisha.

What they’re saying:

  • James Cameron: “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.”

More on the Avatar sequels:

  • Cameron recently confirmed the long-rumored titles of the next four Avatar films are:
    • The Way of Water
    • The Seed Bearer
    • The Tulkun Rider
    • The Quest for Eywa
  • The first sequel is planned to hit theaters December 18, 2020, with the next three films following on the same weekend over the next few years:
    • Avatar 3 – December 17, 2021
    • Avatar 4 – December 20, 2024
    • Avatar 5 – December 19, 2025
  • Cameron and Fox announced the target releases of the sequels ahead of the opening of Pandora – the World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
  • Edie Falco, star of series like The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie, has signed on to join the sequels.