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Cliff Curtis is the first new cast addition to James Cameron’s Avatar sequels

Cliff Curtis of Fear the Walking Dead is joining the cast of James Cameron’s Avatar franchise, with outline details revealed about his character’s role.

hollywood Updated: May 09, 2017 21:04 IST
New Zealander Cliff Curtis comes in from Fear the Walking Dead, AMC’s ongoing The Walking Dead spin-off.
New Zealander Cliff Curtis comes in from Fear the Walking Dead, AMC’s ongoing The Walking Dead spin-off.(Shutterstock)

Cliff Curtis of Fear the Walking Dead is joining the cast of James Cameron’s Avatar franchise, with outline details revealed about his character’s role.

With the first of four planned Avatar sequels due December 2020, Cliff Curtis has added his name to the franchise’s cast.

Already in place to return from 2009’s opener are Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation, Hacksaw Ridge,) Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek films,) and Sigourney Weaver (Aliens)

Director James Cameron announce a long-term agreement which will bring Avatar themed lands to Disney parks as he speaks at a media briefing in Glendale. (REUTERS)

New Zealander Cliff Curtis comes in from Fear the Walking Dead, AMC’s ongoing The Walking Dead spin-off, having made his 1993 debut with a supporting role in The Piano and since counting appearances in Three Kings, Training Day, Collateral Damage, The Fountain, Sunshine, 10,000 BC, The Last Airbender and film festival success The Dark Horse.

He worked with Zoe Saldana In Colombiana.

The Na'vi Shaman of Songs celebrates with music in Na'vi River Journey ride at Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 12-acre land, inspired by the Avatar movie, opens in Florida at the end of May at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. It cost a half-billion dollars. (AP)

Curtis is to play the part of new character Tonowari, the leader of the Metkayina, a reef people clan, Deadline reports.

With a worldwide box office return of $2.78 billion US dollars, Avatar remains the highest grossing film of all time (without taking into account monetary inflation.)

In second place is another James Cameron film, 1997’s Titanic, on $2.18bn. Both have enjoyed theatrical re-releases following their original run.

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