Behold: The "Avatar" Sequels Are Coming

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James Cameron's 2009 sci-fi blockbuster just became a quadrilogy.

Jan 15, 2014 | 04:47 PM

It's official: Neytiri and Jake Sully are back in action. 

"Avatar," the 2009 sci-fi and adventure film written, directed, and co-produced by James Cameron ("Aliens," "Titanic") is coming back not with one, but three sequels to be released in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

The sequels will be made back-to-back by Cameron, with new screenplays co-written by Josh Friedman ("War of the Worlds"), Rick Jaff and Amanda Silver ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes"), and Shane Salerno ("Savages").

Stephen Lang, who played Marine Colonel Quaritch in the first film, was the first actor to sign on for the new "Avatar" installments. Sam Worthington and Zoe Zaldana, who starred as Jake Sully and Neytiri, have also been confirmed to star in the upcoming sequels.    

"Jake Sully is a rare combination of passion, strength, street smarts and soul, which requires a lot from an actor. Sam brought to the role a combination of sensitivity, vulnerability and strength," Cameron said. "Zoë captured every aspect of the character I envisioned, bringing to Neytiri a mix of delicacy, fierceness, and incredible physicality. I am beyond pleased they'll be returning with us to Pandora," he added.

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