Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington to Appear in All Three 'Avatar' Sequels

Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington at Avatar premiere

Avatar fans rejoice!

20th Century Fox has announced that Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are set to reprise their roles from Avatar for all three of the sequels that the studio announced will start hitting theaters in 2016.

Worthington and Saldana join Stephen Lang, villain Colonel Miles Quaritch from the first film, who was already confirmed to come back for all three sequels as well.

Director James Cameron says, "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." All of the films are shooting back-to-back in New Zealand.

The first sequel will arrive in theaters in December 2016, with the second to follow in December 2017 and the third a year later.

 

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