It’s been announced today that ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and ‘Crazy Rich’ Asians star Michelle Yeoh has joined James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ sequels.

Yeoh will play the role of  scientist Dr. Karina Mogue. She will be joining Zoe Saldana, who reprises the role of the Na’vi princess Neytiri. Sam Worthington will also return as the human-turned-Na’vi Jake Sully. Sigourney Weaver and bad guy Stephen Lang will be back too. Other newcomers include ‘Game of Thrones’ Oona Chaplin and Fear the Walking Dead’s Cliff Curtis will be joining the sequels, and Edie Falco is playing the new character General Ardmore. Kate Winslet will also be reuniting with Cameron playing the role of Ronal.

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,” said James Cameron.

Producer Jon Landau has previously stated that each movie will act as a standalone movie.

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The former Bond girl is best known for her roles in Ang Lee’s ‘Crouching Tiger’, ‘Hidden Dragon’ 1 & 2, Rob Marshall’s ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’, Roger Spottiswoode’s ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ and Danny Boyle’s ‘Sunshine’. She also starred in Luc Besson’s critically acclaimed ‘The Lady’ and voiced a role in the Dreamworks animated hit, ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’.

Yeoh will next be seen in Paul Feig’s ‘Last Christmas’ alongside Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding and in Joe Carnahan’s ‘Boss Level’.

The current official release dates are December 18, 2020, for ‘Avatar 2’, December 17, 2021, for ‘Avatar 3’, December 20, 2024, for ‘Avatar 4’ and December 19, 2025, for ‘Avatar 5’.