And its sequels.
Our very own Michelle Yeoh has been turning into a queen of sci-fi in the past few years, with roles as Philippa Georgiou in Star Trek Discovery and a cameo as Aleta Ogord at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Now she’s set to cement her status as a sci-fi queen by starring in James Cameron‘s Avatar 2 and its planned sequels.
According to Variety, Michelle Yeoh will be playing scientist Dr. Karina Mogue in Avatar 2, the long-awaited sequel to 2009’s Avatar (which is still currently the biggest all-time box office holder with $2.8 billion worldwide to date).
Avatar 2 is slated to release on 18 December 2020, with Avatar 3, Avatar 4, and Avatar 5 following suit on 17 December 2021. 20 December 2024, and 19 December 2025, respectively. That’s quite a massively ambitious and lengthy undertaking for director James Cameron.
Here’s what Cameron had to say about casting Michelle Yeoh:
“Throughout her career, Michelle has always created unique and memorable characters.
I look forward to working with Michelle to do the same thing on the ‘Avatar’ sequels.”
It’s going to be a busy couple of years ahead for Michelle Yeoh, especially with these Avatar sequels and her currently-in-development Star Trek spinoff show. We at Kakuchopurei wish her all the best and will continue to support her in all future endeavors.
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