For the longest time, it seemed as if those Avatar sequels were going to be the sorts of movies that languished in development hell forever. However, over the last few months the wheels have begun to actually turn, and now it appears that these movies may actually happen.

Part of the reason this now seems real is because of all the actors that have signed on to the project. Several members of the first film's cast are returning, and even more new characters have also been announced by director James Cameron and his producers. Where do we currently stand? Here's a look at everybody who has a confirmed appearance in Avatar 2. On to Pandora!

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver/Dr. Grace Augustine

It's not exactly clear how Sigourney Weaver will appear in Avatar 2, as her character of Dr. Grace Augustine died during the events of the first film. Whether Grace will somehow come back, likely in her Na'vi avatar body, or will exist as some other entity isn't entirely clear. Her consciousness may still exist inside the Tree of Souls, even though we were led to believe that process failed. However it will work, Weaver has been attached to this one since back when we still weren't sure if this movie was going to happen.

Sam Worthington

Sam Worthington/Jake Sully

Once upon a time, Sam Worthington looked to be the next big thing in action movies with roles in films like Terminator Salvation and the Clash of the Titans remake. While those franchises have faded away, Avatar is still here, and thus, Worthington will be back on the big screen in a big way. Once human, but now existing entirely inside his Na'vi Avatar, every indication is that Jake Sully will be our lead character once again. While the plot of the new film is still mostly unknown, we know that Avatar 2 will see Sully and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) with children.

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