Earlier this year, we learned that director James Cameron had plans for four Avatar sequels with the second film to hit theaters in 2020. Now, we’ve learned that multiple Emmy nominee, CCH Pounder, will return the sequels as Queen Mo’at.
According to Variety, Pounder will be back for all four sequels, reprising her role as Queen of the Na’vi. Aside from her duties as queen, the matriarch also serves as the spiritual leader of the Na’vi and is mother to Neytiri, portrayed by Zoe Saldana.
Pounder has a slew of acting and voice-acting credits under her belt, including being the voice of Amanda Waller in the animated DC verse. Pounder’s voice can be heard as Waller in the Justice League Unlimited series, as well as DC animated films, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and Batman: Assault on Arkham.
It will be exciting to see Pounder return to the Avatar sequels as Mo’at. Currently, you can catch Pounder starring as medical examiner Dr. Loretta Wade on NCIS: New Orleans.
Avatar was nominated for nine Academy Awards (taking home three) and was 20th Century Fox’s highest grossing film, making $2.8 billion worldwide.
The first of the Avatar sequels is set to hit theaters on December 18, 2020 with the next three films in the series coming on December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025.