Los Angeles — It's a Titanic reunion — Kate Winslet is joining the Avatar franchise, reuniting the actress with Titanic director James Cameron.
A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox confirmed the news on Tuesday. It was first reported by the online trade publication Deadline.
According to Deadline, Winslet will be playing a character named Ronal, but no word on just how many of the films she'll be part of. Cameron said that they had been looking to work together again for 20 years.
Four Avatar sequels are planned to be released in December of 2020, 2021, 2024 and 2025.
Last week Entertainment Weekly shared an exclusive picture of the young cast who join the sequel.
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Your first look at the cast of the #Avatar sequel has officially arrived! ?? The next generation cast will join #SamWorthington and #ZoeSaldana on #Pandora and they play a crucial role in the long-awaited follow-up to the 2009 blockbuster. ?? Click the link in our bio for more details. ??: SHERYL NEILDS/FOX
In an interview with the publication producer Jon Landau said that the young cast will be one of the huge departures from the original.
The young actors will play the children from Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) and also children from another Na'vi clan called the Metkayina.
Speaking about the children Landau says: "They represent the future generation of Pandora and play a very significant role — not just in this movie but throughout all the movies.”
The first sequel kicked off filming on 25 September.