Avatar 2: Kate Winslet joins franchise, reuniting her with Titanic director James Cameron

She joins Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, and Sam Worthington on the cast

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 04 October 2017 08:31

With the Avatar sequels costing upwards of $1 billion — making them the most expensive movies ever made — director James Cameron can afford almost any actor.

So far, we know Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, and Sam Worthington will be returning, while several new child actors have been announced.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed Kate Winslet has joined the cast. The actor previously worked with Cameron on Titanic, the second highest grossing film of all time, only behind the original Avatar.

There’s no word on how many of the four planned sequels the Winslet will appear in, the first two of which will shoot back-to-back, followed soon after by 4 and 5.

The four sequels currently have release dates, starting 18 December 2020, the rest coming 17 December 2021, 20 December 2024, and 19 December 2025.

Previously talking about the project, Cameron said: “The thing is, my focus isn’t on Avatar 2. My focus is on Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5 equally. That’s exactly how I’m approaching it.”

Winslet fans can catch the actress in cinemas this weekend alongside Idris Elba in The Mountain Between Us.

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