Kate Winslet joins James Cameron's 'Avatar' sequels
October 4, 2017 02:12 PM NPT
LOS ANGELES, Oct 4: Kate Winslet is set to star in James Cameron's "Avatar" sequels, reuniting with the director two decades after they collaborated on "Titanic."
The four sequels will hit theaters starting on December 18, 2020, for "Avatar 2." "Avatar 3" will open on December 17, 2021, followed by a three-year break for "Avatar 4," set for December 20, 2024. "Avatar 5" will then debut on December 19, 2025, reported Variety.
"Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years since our collaboration on 'Titanic,' which was one of the most rewarding of my career. I can't wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life," Cameron said.
Cameron began filming the first of the four Fox movies last week in California. He first announced plans for four films in 2016.
Cameron and Jon Landau are producing through their Lightstorm Entertainment company.
The returning stars include Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, CCH Pounder, and Stephen Lang, with "Game of Thrones" star Oona Chaplin recently joining the cast.
The script was written by Cameron with Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Shane Salerno.