“Crazy Rich Asians” actress Michelle Yeoh joins cast of “Avatar” sequels
The first "Avatar" film grossed $2.8 billion at the box office

In 2009, James Cameron’s “Avatar” broke box office records abound as it grossed $2.8 billion (Php 145 billion) worldwide, as well as levelled up the film making industry with its groundbreaking visual effect and computer-generated imagery. Cameron announced that he will be making a franchise of his successful spanning four more films.

Members of the original cast returning include Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, and Sigourney Weaver, and just recently the film’s social media platforms announced that 56-year-old Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh will be joining them as scientist Dr. Karin Mogue.

“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,” said Cameron. Joining Yeoh are Oona Chaplin (Game of ThronesThe Hour) and Kate Winslet – who appeared in Cameron’s other box office hit Titanic.

Yeoh recently appeared in the hit 2018 comedy film Crazy Rich Asians as the domineering mother Eleanor Young. Other credits include Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonMemoirs Of A GeishaTomorrow Never Dies, and a recurring role in the TV series Star Trek Discovery.

The first of the sequels, Avatar 2, is set to be released on December 18, 2020. The rest of the franchise will roughly be released on the same weekend over the following years – Avatar 3 on December 17, 2021, Avatar 4 on December 20, 2024, and Avatar 5 on December 19, 2025.

Story from AFP

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