Star Trek: Discovery and Crazy Rich Asians star Michelle Yeoh has become the latest addition to the cast of James Cameron’s Avatar sequels, where she will portray a scientist called Dr. Karina Mogue.
“Throughout her career, Michelle has always created unique and memorable characters,” said Cameron. “I look forward to working with Michelle to do the same thing on the Avatar sequels.”
Cameron is gearing up to shoot the live-action parts of Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, having wrapped the performance capture elements late last year. Yeoh’s casting meanwhile comes hot on the heels of Vin Diesel teasing that he too may have a role in the sequels.
Avatar 2 will open on December 18th 2020, followed by Avatar 3 on December 17th 2021, Avatar 4 on December 20th 2024 and Avatar 5 on December 19th 2025. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Matt Gerald, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver all reprise their roles from the first film, while new additions to the cast include Kate Winslet, Oona Chaplin, Cliff Curtis, Britain Dalton, Filip Geljo, Jamie Flatters, Bailey Bass, Trinity Bliss, Jack Champion, Duane Evans Jr., Edie Falco and Brendan Cowell.