Edie Falco is joining the cast of James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ sequels as General Ardmore, the Commander in charge of the RDA’s interests.
Falco holds the honor of being the only actress with an Emmy Award for best actress in both the drama and comedy categories. The shows were ‘Nurse Jackie’ and ‘The Sopranos.’
The official ‘Avatar’ Twitter account made the announcement:
We are thrilled to share that Edie Falco is joining the #AvatarFamily as General Ardmore, the Commander in charge of the RDA's interests in the Avatar Sequels!
Are you as excited as we are? pic.twitter.com/6fIZzpwN7O
— Avatar (@officialavatar) February 6, 2019
Producer Jon Landau commented on both Falco’s casting, and the production of the sequels:
“We have completed our principal capture on ‘Avatar’ 2, 3, and part of 4. We’re going to do our live-action filming in New Zealand in the spring of this year. We just announced today that we’ve cast Edie Falco to play General Ardmore, who is the head of the RDA forces. In typical Jim [Cameron] fashion he finds this powerful woman to play what could be very easily a male role if people were just to read the script.”
Moreover, Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang, and Sigourney Weaver are returning for the upcoming films. Newcomers Kate Winslet and Oona Chaplin have also come aboard. The screenplay of ‘Avatar 2’ is by Cameron, Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Shane Salerno. Cameron will direct all four films.
Further, ‘Avatar 2’ will release on December 18, 2020. Additionally, the remaining three installments will be released on the same weekend. ‘Avatar 3’ is set for December 17, 2021. After a three-year break, if 2 and 3 succeed, the team will get to work on 4 and 5. If that happens, ‘Avatar 4’ will come out December 20, 2024. Then, ‘Avatar 5’ will be (hopefully) concluding the saga on December 19, 2025.