AceShowbiz - Joel David Moore has officially signed on to return to James Cameron's upcoming "Avatar" sequels. Deadline has confirmed that the 39-year-old actor joins fellow returnees Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver as well as recently-announced newcomer Cliff Curtis.
Moore will reprise his role as Dr. Norm Spellman, a xenoanthropologist who studies plant and animal life as part of the Avatar Program. Saldana is back as Neytiri with the help of performance capture like all the Na'vi. Worthington returns as Jake Sully, while Weaver is back as Dr. Grace Augustine.
"Fear the Walking Dead" star Curtis has signed up for all four follow-ups to the 2009 blockbuster movie in a lead role. The 48-year-old actor will portray Tonowari, "who is the leader of the Metkayina, the reef people clan."
"Avatar 2" is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on December 18, 2020, with production being set to begin at Wellington's Stone Street Studios next year. The next three sequels of the sci-fi movie series will follow on December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025.
Plot details of the upcoming sequels are still kept under wraps. The four follow-up movies are written by Cameron along with Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno. Cameron will direct the movies.