News broke Monday evening that Fear the Walking Dead star Cliff Curtis has been cast in a lead role for all four upcoming sequels to James Cameron’s 2009 film Avatar.
Curtis, a New Zealand native, will be returning to his home country to work on the films and is reportedly playing a character named Tonowari. His character is said to be “the leader of the Metkayina, the reef people clan.”
Curtis joins returning cast members Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver. Production on the films will begin next year at Wellington’s Stone Street Studios.
Of course, taking on a role this big raises questions regarding Curtis’ continued involvement with Fear the Walking Dead. Curtis plays the lead character Travis Manawa on the popular AMC series however, it has been said that he will reportedly film Avatar while working around his commitments to the AMC series.
The original 2009 Avatar flick remains the highest-grossing film in box office history. After numerous release date delays, Fox has set Avatar 2 for Dec. 18, 2020, with films three through five scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 17, 2021, Dec. 20, 2024, and Dec. 19, 2025.
While those dates seem way far off, in the distance, you can also watch Curtis when Fear the Walking Dead premieres on June 4.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly
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