James Cameron has selected Cliff Curtis for the leading character in future “Avatar” films.

Though there is no information about the production date of sequels, the actor confirmed his presence through his Twitter account. Curtis is playing a significant role in “Avatar,” and the director chose him after seeing his performance in “Fear The Walking Dead.” The original movie was admired for its advancement in technology and visual effects and became one of the highest-grossing Hollywood films of all time. Since then, the sequels are being talked about, but the release dates are unconfirmed.

Cliff Curtis attached to the project

Fox recently announced that the production of “Avatar 2,” “Avatar 3,” and “Avatar 4,” will begin by the end of this year. Besides Cliff Curtis, the studio has not revealed the names of other cast members.

Deadline reports that Cliff has landed the leading character in all of the sequels, which means he will play the leader of an underwater world, Tonowari, who tries to save the water species from possible threats. However, it is unclear whether his character will be a friend to the Omaticaya clan or not.

According to the actor, “Avatar 2” is scheduled for December 18, 2020, followed by “Avatar 3” on December 17, 2021. The fourth and fifth films will be released in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

Born in 1968, Cliff Curtis is best known for his works in “The Dark Horse,” “Whale Rider,” “Blow,” “Once Were Warriors,” “Trauma,” “Body of Proof,” “Missing,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” and “The Walking Dead.”

‘Avatar’ – the original film

“Avatar” is a science fiction movie by James Cameron, starring Zoe Saldana, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, and Sam Worthington.

The film is set in the 22nd century when human beings colonize a new moon, Pandora. Development began in 1993 when Cameron wrote a 70-page treatment for the movie.

The film was made with a budget of $235 million, and $150 million were spent on international promotions. “Avatar” was internationally released on December 16, 2009, and received positive critical reviews.

It is the first Cameron film to gross over $2 billion at the global box office, beating out “Titanic” which grossed $1.5 billion worldwide.

Principal photography for “Avatar” started in March 2007 in Wellington and Los Angeles. Several action sequences were shot in New Zealand. Cameron describes the movie as a live-action thriller with computer-generated characters and marvelous environments.

Following its success, James Cameron created a game for the film in collaborations with Ubisoft Montreal.

The video game was released in December 2009, for PS3, Wii, iPhone, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, and PSP.