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Just over a month after the Avatar sequels were all delayed once again, it seems these long-awaited projects are finally starting to inch forward. Today we have word that one of the original Avatar stars, Joel David Moore, has been confirmed to reprise his role as scientist Norm Spellman. After years of delays, production is now scheduled to begin next year, as the cast starts to finally come together.
Original Avatar stars Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Zoe Saldana (Neytiri) and Sigourney Weaver (Dr. Grace Augustine) had long been confirmed to reprise their roles from the original, but today's report from Deadline is the first we've heard that Joel David Moore has been confirmed. He also joins the first new cast member, Cliff Curtis ( Fear the Walking Dead ), who is playing a new character named Tonowari, the leader of the Metkayina, a reef clan from Pandora. This will be a new lead character who will appear in all four of the Avatar sequels.
Very little is known about these Avatar sequels, but the filmmaker teased in 2013 that they will feature underwater performance capture technology. It isn't clear how many more actors will be needed to round out the Avatar 2 cast, but now that more are starting to join the sequel, the cast may be rounded out sooner rather than later. Joel David Moore most recently starred as Dr. Colin Fisher on Fox's Bones , and the feature film Drone. He will next be seen in Killing Winston Jones and The Morning After.