Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington
March 25, 2014
Actors Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have officially signed on to reprise their roles in all three of the upcoming sequels to James Cameron's 2009 sci-fi blockbuster Avatar, according to an announcement made by FOX (via Deadline).
Worthington stars as Jake Sully, the disabled space Marine who is able to find a new life for himself on the planet Pandora through the use of a high-tech mind-swap technology that lets him live inside the body of a Na'vi, which are the native humanoids that live on the planet. Saldana will return as the Na'vi Neytiri, the love interest of Sully.
While the sequels do not officially have titles yet, they are set to shoot back-to-back. FOX is looking to begin the films at the end of 2014, with a planned release date of December 2016 for the first sequel.