Michelle Yeoh Teases Her Role in James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels, ‘He’s a Genius’

Michelle Yeoh has always had a presence in Hollywood movies, but now it seems like her star is shining brighter than ever. The Malaysian actor has recently appeared in a number of major studio movies and is continuing this streak by joining a number of popular franchises. One franchise Michelle Yeoh is joining is Avatar, which has four sequels on the way from director James Cameron

The ‘Avatar’ sequels from James Cameron are finally coming out soon

Avatar sequels star Michelle Yeoh attends the premiere of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Michelle Yeoh | Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Disney

It feels like the sequels to Avatar are a mythological entity that we will never actually see. Avatar 2 has been discussed for so long but gets delayed constantly. However, Avatar 2 is scheduled to be released on Dec. 16, 2022, so we may be returning to Pandora soon. 

Cameron is not stopping with just one sequel as Avatar 3, 4, and 5 are confirmed to be on the way. Avatar is still the highest-grossing movie of all time so there are many people who have been waiting to return to this world. Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are reprising their roles from the first and are being joined by newcomers including Kate Winslet, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Vin Diesel, and Yeoh.

Michelle Yeoh teases her upcoming role in the ‘Avatar’ sequels

Yeoh became a Hong Kong action star in the 1990s and became known to American audiences through her performance in Ang Li’s Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Recently she had major roles in hit films like Crazy Rich Asians and Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Her most recent movie, Everything Everywhere All at Once, is a smaller project, but it’s gaining attention after receiving rave reviews.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Yeoh discussed her role in the Avatar films. While she is confirmed to be playing a character named Dr. Karina Mogue, the actor didn’t provide too many details about her role or about the upcoming sequels in general. 

“So, yes, I am in the Avatar sequels and as you know we can’t really talk very much about it,” Yeoh said. “But it’s James Cameron! Come on! I would be the tea lady for James Cameron! We shot for a few weeks, and I was so impressed with the work that he’s done, the work that he’s doing, the energy. He’s a genius, he’s a walking genius. And I really really enjoyed the experience and I can’t wait to go back soon, I hope.”

Michelle Yeoh has a number of exciting movies and TV shows on the way

The Avatar sequels are a major commitment for any actor but Yeoh remains as busy as ever. She has two Netflix projects coming including a movie called The School for Good and Evil with Charlize Theron and a prequel series to The Witcher titled The Witcher: Blood Origins. On Disney+, she is starring in a new series called American Born Chinese, based on the graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang. 

Yeoh also has voice roles in two animated movies: Minions: The Rise of Gru and Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank. Right now, you can see Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once, which is now in theaters. 

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