Australian actor, screenwriter, comedian, and director Brendan Cowell (Harrag in Game of Thrones) has joined the Avatar sequels. Cowell will play Mick Scoresby, captain of a large-scale marine hunting vessel on Pandora.
In addition to Game of Thrones, Brendan Cowell’s credits include Salem’s Lot, Love My Way and The Borgias.
James Cameron started filming the performance capture for the sequels on September 25, 2017. Live-action filming will begin in New Zealand in spring 2019. Avatar: The Way of Water is scheduled to open in theaters on December 18, 2020, and will be followed by Avatar: The Seed Bearer on December 17, 2021. Avatar: The Tulkun Rider and Avatar: The Quest for Eywa will be released on December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025, respectively.
Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald, and Sigourney Weaver are returning for the Avatar sequels. Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Oona Chaplin, and Edie Falco are also on board. The young members of the Sully family are played by Jamie Flatters, Britain Dalton, and Trinity Bliss, while the Metkayina Clan members are played by Bailey Bass, Filip Geljo, and Duane Evans Jr. Jack Champion is playing Javier “Spider” Socorro, a human teenager, born at Hell’s Gate but who prefers his time in the Pandoran rainforest more than the asphalt of Hell’s Gate.
The Avatar sequels will be produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau through their Lightstorm Entertainment. The James Cameron-directed sequels are written by Cameron along with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman, and Shane Salerno.
The first Avatar movie remains the highest-grossing film worldwide with $2.7 billion.