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Avatar sequels add Edie Falco as major villain

By Jacob Oller
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Not long after the second and third movies in the Avatar franchise wrapped principal filming, James Cameron’s long-coming follow-ups to his box office breakout have cast their first new major star.

Edie Falco, an Emmy winner for The Sopranos, will make a rare dip into genre as General Ardmore, the commander in charge of the RDA’s interests, according to the franchise’s official Facebook page.

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We are thrilled to share that Edie Falco is joining the #AvatarFamily as General Ardmore, the Commander in charge of the RDA's interests in the Avatar Sequels! Are you as excited as we are?

Posted by Avatar on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

And yes, of course Cameron weighed in:

Falco’s addition is the first major casting move by the films, which are filming in back-to-back lumps, since Kate Winslet’s role was announced back in 2017. After plenty of delays and a long filming process that signified what happens when you film two long and ambitious blockbusters in a row, Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 look like they’re really happening — though no word if Falco’s Ardmore will survive all the way until the planned fifth film. If she’s on RDA’s side, things might not turn out well.

Avatar 2 plans to debut in theaters on Dec. 18, 2020.