Tomorrow Never Dies actor Michelle Yeoh has joined the team of Avatar 2, the much-awaited epic science fiction saga by James Cameron.
The 58-year-old actress will essay the role of Dr Karina Mogue in the film. In her statement to CinemaBlend.com, Yeoh said that she was keen to work with the famous Titanic director and considers this opportunity ‘her honour.’ She described James Cameron as a genius who has created ‘amazing worlds’ of cinema. “You just sit there in awe and listen, and he's very giving and sharing, so it makes life so easy,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Fast & Furious actor Vin Diesel recently dropped a hint to MTV News that he might be seen in Avatar 2. Diesel said that he loves both James Cameron and the series and would in all likelihood ‘work together’. The cast of Avatar, Sam Worthington, Giovanni Ribisi, Dileep Rao, Moore, Stephen Lang, Joel David, CCH Pounder, Zoe Saldana and Matt Gerald will reprise their roles in Avatar 2. Kate Winslet, Jemaine Clement, Edie Falco, Cliff Curtis, Brendan Cowell, CJ Jones, Michelle Yeoh and Vin Diesel will join the film as well.
The filming of Avatar 2 is almost done. The story takes off 13 years after the events of Avatar. Neytiri and Jake Sully are a family and live together. But the threats from the previous film will return to plunge their world into trouble all over again. They would have to leave their home and explore different areas of Pandora.
Steven Gould has been roped in to pen four novels that would go on to be made into the four Avatar sequels, beginning with Avatar 2. Amid rumours of potential titles for the sequels of the 2009 epic science-fiction film floating in the media, such as Avatar: The Way of Water, James Cameron issued a clarification. He said that while the titles doing the rounds were being considered, ‘no final decisions have been made yet.’
Avatar 2 is set to release in theatres on December 16, 2022.