There have been plenty of rumors surrounding the production of James Cameron’s next slate of films, the three Avatar sequels. While we know when the films will shoot, who will write them and when we can expect them to be released, we didn’t know who would be starring in them.
Thankfully, according to Variety, both Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are expected to return for the Avatar sequels over the next few years.
For fans of the films, the two main cast members from the first film returning to the franchise is welcomed news. It’s also welcomed news to moviegoers who may want to check out the new films but are skeptical given the lack of original story in the first film.
Despite it’s visual prowess — and there’s no denying or arguing how beautiful the film is — the story was knocked around the room thanks to it being not at all original. Cameron is looking to change that moving forward, as the visual pony only has one trick, and he’s bringing back his two main stars to help anchor things.
We can’t knock the new Avatar films, as we haven’t yet heard much about them. But so far, Cameron is slowly winning over the skeptics, even if the process is far from being complete.