Published On: Thu, Jun 15th, 2017

Joel David Moore set to return for ‘Avatar 2’ and sequels

Joel David Moore has officially signed on to reprise his role as scientist Norm Spellman in 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Avatar sequels.

The second installment in the James Cameron franchise, which will being shooting next year, is slated to bow in theaters December 18, 2020.

Moore joins fellow returnees Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver, as well as recently announced newcomer Cliff Curtis (Fear the Walking Dead).

While there isn’t much known about the new film’s story except for rumored underwater sequences/focus, the next films are currently scheduled for the Christmas season of 2021, 2024 and 2025.

2009’s Avatar remains the highest-earning film worldwide with a $2.79 billion gross at the box office.

Moore stars in the Jason Bourque-directed thriller Drone, and his film credits include DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story and Oliver Stone’s Savages.


Will Stephen Lang be back for Avatar 2 or one of the other films?


Avatar rumored detailed/comments about the story:

New films are “worth the wait” and a word on the “time jump”

Sam Worthington says “Avatar 2” has a “great script”

Zoe Saldana reflects on “learning” from “Avatar” experience

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