Navigating the jungles of Pandora will be a cinch after the wilds of Westeros.
She'll play Varang, a "strong and vibrant central character." Chaplin is the second high-profile new cast member, joining former "Fear the Walking Dead" star Cliff Curtis.
Chaplin is the granddaughter of legendary screen icon Charlie Chaplin, but has amassed an acting resume of her own. She broke out on "Game of Thrones," but has also appeared in "The Hour," "Sherlock," "Black Mirror," and most recently opposite Tom Hardy in "Taboo."
The plot of the four "Avatar" sequels is being kept under lock and key. We do know that original stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver will all return.
"Avatar 2" is slated for release Dec. 18, 2020; "Avatar 3" is scheduled for Dec. 17, 2021; "Avatar 4" in December 2024; and "Avatar 5" in 2025.
On the lush alien world of Pandora live the Na'vi, beings who appear primitive but are highly evolved. Because the planet's environment is poisonous, human/Na'vi hybrids, called Avatars, must link to human minds to allow for free movement on Pandora. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paralyzed former Marine, becomes mobile again through one such Avatar and falls in love with a Na'vi woman (Zoe Saldana). As a bond with her grows, he is drawn into a battle for the survival of her world. Read More