CCH Pounder will return to her role as the spiritual leader Moat in the four upcoming Avatar sequels. She will join returning stars including Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang.
The creator of the original Avatar, James Cameron, announced at CinemaCon in 2016 that he would make four Avatar sequels, promising that the films would start hitting theaters in 2018.
The four Avatar sequels will hit theaters starting on Dec. 18, 2020, for Avatar 2. Avatar 3 will open on Dec. 17, 2021, followed by a three-year break for Avatar 4, set for Dec. 20, 2024. Avatar 5 will then debut on Dec. 19, 2025.
Pounder currently stars as Dr. Loretta Wade on the CBS series NCIS: New Orleans. She has also starred in the television shows Sons of Anarchy, ER, The Shield, and Warehouse 13. Her film credits include Orphan, Postcards From the Edge, Prizzi’s Honor, Face/Off, and Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.