Oona Chaplin (Taboo, Game of Thrones) knows what she’ll be working on for, oh, say, the next five years — give or take.
Chaplin (yep, she gets her surname from her grandfather Charlie Chaplin) has signed on to star in a series of follow-ups to James Cameron‘s 2009 film Avatar, starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver, who are all set to return, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Chaplin’s character is named Varang, and although we don’t yet know much more about the role, we can confirm that she’s a central character who’ll appear in the next four films, rolling out in theaters from 2020-2025.
If you need a little reminder, the original Avatar is set in the 22nd century and life on Earth is pretty grim. The human race turns to a planet called Pandora for salvation, sending remotely controlled bodies — Avatars — to investigate the natives and their resources:
It’s not clear where the story picks up in Avatar 2, but according to THR, Cameron has said the four films can stand alone, but are also interconnected when watched chronologically.
Avatar 2 is set for 2020 with Avatar 3 directly following in 2021. There will be a little bit of a break, with Avatar 4 premiering in 2024, and finally, the last installment will hit theaters in 2025.
We recently saw Chaplin in Taboo, opposite Tom Hardy, playing his half-sister and… err… love interest (yep, that’s fittingly taboo). You may also remember her from the early seasons of Game of Thrones where she played Talisa Stark, wife of Robb Stark. She’s also a part of the BBC America family, having starred in The Hour from 2011-2012.
We’d give you a heads up on where else to look for Chaplin going forward… but, the answer is pretty clear: Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Are you ready for the Avatar saga to continue?