Michelle Yeoh is about to see the world through blue-tinted glasses.
The Crazy Rich Asians actress has signed on to star in the sequels to Avatar.
The 2009 film revolutionized the 3D film landscape (costing between $237 million and $310 million) and earned $2.7 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing ever globally.
Another four sequels have been planned, with Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 having already completed filming, and the first set for release in December 2020.
The franchise confirmed Yeoh’s casting on social media, revealing that she will be playing Dr. Karina Mogue.
“Throughout her career, Michelle has always created unique and memorable characters. I look forward to working with Michelle to do the same thing on the Avatar sequels,” director David Cameron said in a statement.
Yeoh will be joined by Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Edie Falco, Kate Winslet, Oona Chaplin, David Thewlis, and Giovanni Ribisi.
Avatar 2 is out on the 18th of December 2020.