James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels Add ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ Star Jemaine Clement

James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels Add 'What We Do In The Shadows' Star Jemaine Clement

  • Jemaine Clement is joining the cast of James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequels.
  • “I’ve loved Jemaine’s work for years and I’m really pumped that he’s joining our cast as Ian Garvin, one of my favorite characters,” Cameron said in a statement.
  • “Avatar 2,” the first of four follow-ups, will hit theaters on Dec. 17, 2021, a year after what Fox had planned before it was bought by Disney in March.
  • Disney announced last week that the remaining installments will be released on the same weekend every two years, alternating with “Star Wars” movies with “Avatar 3” arriving in 2023; “Avatar 4” in 2025; and finally “Avatar 5” in 2027.
  • The 2009 fantasy epic “Avatar” remains the all-time box office champion, with $2.8 billion worldwide.
  • Cameron initially envisioned two sequels, but after meeting with the screenwriters, artists and designers, realized he had too much material and extended his plans to four movies in total.
  • Cameron and Jon Landau are producing through their Lightstorm Entertainment company.