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Crazy Rich Asians Michelle Yeoh joins Avatar sequel cast alongside Zoe Saldana and Kate Winslet

Michelle Yeoh and Avatar

Shes taking on the role of a scientist (Picture: REX, 20th Century Fox)

Crazy Rich Asians star Michelle Yeoh has been cast in the Avatar sequels as Dr Karina Mogue.

The 2009 movie, which still stands as one of the highest-grossing films of all-time due to its use of then-groundbreaking 3D visuals, is coming back for more 10 years on.

Director James Cameron has nothing but praise for the 56-year-old as she lands the role.

Throughout her career, Michelle has always created unique and memorable characters. I look forward to working with Michelle to do the same thing on the Avatar sequels, he explained.

A former Bond girl, Michelle has also starred in CBS Star Trek Discovery, and Danny Boyles Sunshine.

While its been a good while since we first met the characters, Cameron previously revealed the upcoming flick is set to be an emotional rollercoaster.

In case you need a refresher- the last time we saw Jake Scully (Sam Worthington) he was about to start an entirely new life, leaving his earthly body and to join his new wife Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) to live with the other Pandora-dwellers.

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana in a scene from Avatar 2

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are returning for the sequel (Picture: Twentieth Century Fox)

While speaking with the Empire podcast, James Cameron provided some interesting details about the many Avatar sequels awaiting us in the next five years.

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For starters, Cameron shared that Scully and Neytiri are still together and now have an eight-year-old daughter, as he shared a critical argument scene between the bickering parents, shot from the point of view of their kid.

Avatar director James Cameron

Titanic director James Cameron is returning to the world of Avatar (Picture: Rex Features)

Theres a three-page argument scene between Jake and Neytiri, a marital dispute, very, very critical to the storyline, Cameron explains on the Avatar Podumentary.

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He continued: I wound up shooting it all from the point of view of the eight-year-old hiding under the structure and peeking in […] Having gone through the experience with [Sam Worthington] on Avatar, I now knew how to write the Jake character going forward across the emotional rollercoaster of the next four movies.

Its been tough on him. Hes done two pictures back to back now because we did 2 and 3 together. He had to go to some dark places.

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