Game of Thrones’ Oona Chaplin Joins Avatar Sequels
Posted 2017/06/20 0 0
“Game of Thrones” star Oona Chaplin is added in James Cameron’s four upcoming Avatar sequels.
The latest new face to join returning cast members Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington in James Cameron's 4-strong Avatar sequels is Oona Chaplin, who Game of Thrones fans will no doubt recognise as Robb Stark's ill-fated bride, Talisa, who met her end at the infamous Red Wedding. Lightstorm president Jon Landau made the announcement during Fox’s CineEurope presentation on Tuesday in Barcelona, Spain.
Though the plots are being kept under wraps, Chaplin will play Varang, a strong and vibrant central character who spans the entire length of the installments. Cameron said that each of the four sequels will be able to stand alone, but will together create a saga.
Chaplin, who is the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin, also starred in the Tom Hardy series Taboo and was seen on the big screen in the romance The Longest Ride. However, the Avatar sequels seem to be the most high-profile role Oona has landed by quite some margin. Although Game of Thrones is perhaps the biggest thing on television right now, Chaplin was a relatively short-lived character during the show’s earlier seasons and it’ll be interesting to see how she handles the step up to the big screen blockbuster league, with the Avatar franchise.
20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment recently announced new release dates for all four of the films via the official Avatar Facebook page, saying, “Great to be working with the best team in the business! Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels. The journey continues December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025!”
The original 2009 film, praised for its advanced technology and world-creation, earned $2.8 billion to become the top-grossing film of all time at the global box office. It was dethroned by Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the highest at the domestic box office, pushing past Avatar’s $760 million with a total of $936 million.