‘Avatar’ Sequels Recruit Jemaine Clement and Michelle Yeoh

James Cameron‘s long planned Avatar sequels are once again firing up the casting calls, this time drawing in Star Trek: Discovery‘s Michelle Yeoh and Legion‘s Jemaine Clement according to the official Avatar twitter feed.

They will join other newcomers Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Brendan Cowell (Game of Thrones) and Kate Winslet (Collateral Beauty), as well as returning veterans Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi and Sam Worthington.

On Clement, James Cameron made the following statement on Wednesday:

“I’ve loved Jemaine’s work for years and I’m really pumped that he’s joining our cast as Ian Garvin, one of my favorite characters,”

Ian Garvin is described as a marine biologist which fits with what we know about Avatar 2 taking place in a largely underwater environment.

Avatar 2 is scheduled for release on the 21st of December 2021.

Huh. Did you feel that, Wasteoids? Could that actually be the very first sense of hype for this project?

A small shift in the pressure differential, a hint that Cameron knows what he’s setting us up for?

We shall see if this train can pick up more and more momentum as we speed towards the release date. Stay tuned!