Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have closed deals to return for the next three installments of the "Avatar" franchise.
The actors join Stephen Lang, who has also closed a deal to return to the franchise. James Cameron will direct and produce along with his producing partner Jon Landau.
"War of the Worlds"), Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver ("Rise of the Planets of the Apes"), and Shane Salerno ("Savages," "Salinger") to collaborate with him on the screenplays for "Avatar 2," "Avatar 3â³ and "Avatar 4."
It's no surprise that Worthington and Saldana were expected to return since Worthington recently said the plan was to shoot all films back-to-back-back. The long shooting schedule meant that negotiations for the actors' options took longer than expected.
"Avatar 2â³ arrives in theaters December 2016.
Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana Set to Return for 'Avatar' Sequels
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