What a reunion! Kate Winslet has signed on to star in James Cameron’s Avatar sequels. This will be the first time that the British actress and the director will be working together again since Titanic in 1997.
It has been confirmed that 41-year-old Winslet will star in the sequels, the first of which, Avatar 2, opens in December 2020. This first sequel will end the director’s long hiatus and will bring together the Oscar-winning duo after a lengthy 23 years since Titanic. The third movie of the franchise will open on December 2022, followed by a three-year break for Avatar 4. The forth and last sequel will then debut on December 2025.
Cameron began filming the first of the four Fox movies last week in California. The original Avatar fantasy epic released in 2009, remains the all-time worldwide box office champion with $2.8 billion.
“Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on Titanic, which was one of the most rewarding of my career,” Cameron, 63, said. “I can’t wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life.”