James Cameron's upcoming Avatar sequels have added a new star: Edie Falco, who will be playing the role of General Ardmore.
Ardmore is said to be a commander who is in charge of the interests of the Resources Development Administration (RDA), an organization which served as the primary antagonist of the first movie.
We are thrilled to share that Edie Falco is joining the #AvatarFamily as General Ardmore, the Commander in charge of the RDA's interests in the Avatar Sequels!— Avatar (@officialavatar) February 6, 2019
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The original Avatar, an action-packed work of CGI eye candy, was released in 2009. It's known as the highest-grossing movie of all time, with worldwide profits of over $2.7 billion. For years, Cameron has been assuring audiences that sequels will follow, and in September 2017, the next four movies finally went into production.
Falco is best known for her television roles, particularly The Sopranos, where she played Carmela Soprano for the eight years that the show was on the air. The tweet announcing her role in the Avatar sequels added, "Are you as excited as we are?"
Arriving Dec. 18, 2020, Avatar 2 will see the return of stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi and Joel David Moore, and introduce Edie Falco, Kate Winslet, Oona Chaplin and David Thewlis to the franchise. Avatar 3 will follow on Dec. 17, 2021. Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 are expected in 2024 and 2025 if the first two sequels are a financial success.