Jemaine Clement is becoming a member of the solid of James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequels. He’ll play marine biologist Dr. Ian Garvin.
“I’ve cherished Jemaine’s work for years and I’m actually pumped that he’s becoming a member of our solid as Ian Garvin, certainly one of my favourite characters,” Cameron stated in an announcement.
“Avatar 2,” the primary of 4 follow-ups, will hit theaters on Dec. 17, 2021, a 12 months after what Fox had deliberate earlier than it was purchased by Disney in March. Disney introduced final week that the remaining installments shall be launched on the identical weekend each two years, alternating with “Star Wars” films with “Avatar 3” arriving in 2023; “Avatar 4” in 2025; and at last “Avatar 5” in 2027.
The 2009 fantasy epic “Avatar” stays the all-time field workplace champion, with $2.eight billion worldwide. Cameron initially envisioned two sequels, however after assembly with the screenwriters, artists and designers, realized he had an excessive amount of materials and prolonged his plans to 4 films in whole.
Cameron and Jon Landau are producing via their Lightstorm Leisure firm. Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver are returning for the upcoming movies. Michelle Yeoh, Kate Winslet and “Recreation of Thrones” actress Oona Chaplin have additionally joined the solid. The script was written by Cameron with Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Shane Salerno.
Clement is the co-creator of FX’s comedy sequence “What We Do within the Shadows,” primarily based on the 2014 vampire mockumentary. He additionally starred reverse Dan Stevens in FX’s drama sequence “Legion.” Clement’s different credit embody “An Night with Beverly Luff Linn” and “Brad’s Standing” with Ben Stiller.