Filming has already begun on the sequels, which will kick off with "Avatar 2," slated to open Dec. 18, 2020.
Falco will play General Ardmore, a commander overseeing the interest of the RDA, the mega corporation with exclusive rights to Pandora and any off-Earth locations.
Falco is the only woman to ever win the Best Actress Emmy in both the comedy and drama categories.
Details of the sequels' plots remain unknown. But the end of the 2009 flagship film, Jake (Worthington) and Neytiri (Saldana) help the Na'vi rebel against the RDA and drive them from the planet. With Falco's casting, it seems likely the RDA will return to attempt to take back what they consider theirs.
After "Avatar 2," "Avatar 3” is slated for Dec. 17, 2021; “Avatar 4” on Dec. 20, 2024; and finally “Avatar 5” on Dec. 19, 2025.