Michelle Yeoh has been cast in the “Avatar” sequels for James Cameron. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the “Crazy Rich Asians” star is headed to the habitat of Pandora.
From the THR article:
The actress will play a scientist named Dr. Karina Mogue in the upcoming series of Avatar sequels.
“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,” Avatar director James Cameron said in a statement.
Michelle Yeoh not only gave one a striking good performance in “Crazy Rich Asians,” but she’s been a longtime action movie star to back it up. Her films include “Tai-Chi Master,” “Wing Chun” and “Supercop 2.” Yeoh was nominated for a BAFTA award in 2001 for her role in “Wo hu cang long.” She partnered with director Ang Lee on the martial arts film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” a film many regard as one of her career highlights.
Michelle Yeoh will be joining in on what was a crazy box office phenomena at the time. “Avatar” crashed into the zeitgeist in 2009, boasting a box office of over $760 million domestically, and over $2 billion worldwide. The James Cameron-directed fantasy action film follows an ex-marine who learns to love the bio-diverse land he’s been sentenced to exploit. The film gained critical praise as a technical marvel. Its three Oscar-winning categories that year were for cinematography, visual effects and art direction.
Audiences can expect four “Avatar” sequels to be released between 2020 and 2025. Cameron is moving along with the projects as the next two films are already in post production. In February, actress Eddie Falco also signed on for the projects. So we can expect much more to come as the “Titanic” director conjures up another blockbuster film.