James Cameron's upcoming Avatar sequels appear to be finally moving further down the line. Following Zoe Saldana's latest teaser that the sequels will begin work this summer, a new report has surfaced that there's a new cast included in the sequels.
Deadline reported that Fear the Walking Dead star Cliff Curtis has already landed a role and signed for the four sequels of Avatar. Curtis will take on the role of Tonowari, the leader of the Metkayina reef people clan. This is the group of that will be introduced as Avatar takes its sequels underwater.
Curtis will be part of the cast who are already confirmed for the Avatar sequels, including Saldana, Sam Worthington, and Sigourney Weaver, all of whom will be reprising their roles from the original movie.
Since Curtis is still involved with Fear the Walking Dead, his casting for all four movies will not affect his role in the series. According to the report, the production will work around the show's schedule. So far, what's known about the first movie is that it will start production next year at Wellington's Stone Street Studios.
Cameron has also confirmed the theatrical release schedules for the movies, starting on Dec. 18, 2020 for the first movie, with the latter three landing sometime during the holiday season of 2021, 2024, and 2025.