Sam Worthington And Zoe Saldana For Avatar Sequels
Stars of original movie are now officially on board for all three sequels...
Much like Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy, all three as-yet-untitled Avatar sequels will be filmed back-to-back, with the first follow-up set for a December 2016 release date.
The second and third sequels will hit the big screen in December 2017 and December 2018.
Cameron said: "Jake Sully is a rare combination of passion, strength, street smarts and soul, which requires a lot from an actor. Sam brought to the role a combination of sensitivity, vulnerability and strength.
"Zoe captured every aspect of the character I envisioned, bringing to Neytiri a mix of delicacy, fierceness and incredible physicality. I am beyond pleased they'll be returning with us to Pandora."
Stephen Lang, whose mad Marine colonel dies in the first movie, is also set to return - though obviously the circumstances of his comeback are unclear.
The Hollywood Reporter claims to have discovered that the sequels will see Worthington and Saldana's characters having children together.