‘Avatar’ reveals lead stars for two sequels in new set photo

Anyone excited for the sequels to the box-office hit Avatar?

A brand new photo was shared on Twitter by Avatar’s official account, featuring returning lead stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, along with new cast members Kate Winslet and Cliff Curtis. Check out the behind-the-scenes photo where they take a break from shooting an underwater performance capture.

Reprising their roles in the much-awaited sequels to James Cameron’s epic science fiction film are Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Jooel David Moore, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald, and Sigourney Weaver. New members are Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Vin Diesel, Jemaine Clement, and Oona Chalip.

Filming of the first two sequels began on September 25, 2017.

Avatar 2 will be released on December 17, 2021 (instead of the earlier-announced December 18, 2020).

Avatar 3 is slated on December 22, 2023 (originally December 17, 2021).

James Cameron earlier noted that Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 will only become possible if the first two sequels become a hit in terms of box office success.

If so, Avatar 4 will drop on December 19, 2025 (from December 20, 2024).

Avatar 5 is then set for release on December 17, 2027 (from December 19, 2025).

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Snowpiercer’ is now a series on Netflix!

It’s going to be one hell of a ride. Snowpiercer leaves the station May 25 on Netflix.

The 2013 science fiction action film, Snowpiercer, from Oscar® winner Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) is now a series on the online streaming giant Netflix! Also based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette, the Snowpiercer series star Oscar® winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Grammy®  and Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish).

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a perpetually moving train, with 1001 cars, that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation.

The series also stars Alison Wright (The Americans), Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha, Battle of the Sexes), Susan Park (Ghostbusters), Iddo Goldberg (Peaky Blinders, The Zookeeper’s Wife), Katie McGuinness (Dirty Filthy Love), Tony Award® winner and Grammy® nominee Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Annalise Basso (Bedtime Stories) , Sam Otto (Jellyfish), Roberto Urbina (Narcos), Sheila Vand (Argo) and Jaylin Fletcher (Saturday Church).

It is a production of Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), along with CJ Entertainment, who produced the original film. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein (Cowboy Bebop, Hanna) and Becky Clements (One Piece, Last Man Standing).

Award-winning writer and producer Graeme Manson (Orphan Black) is the showrunner and also serves as executive producer along with Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange), Matthew O’Connor (Continuum, Tin Man) and the original film’s producers Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

James Hawes serves as director and executive producer. 

A total of 10 episodes will be released this year, premiering every Monday, 3:00 PM Philippine time. Episodes 1 and 2 will be available on May 25 and then weekly from June 1.

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