Jemaine Clement is Joining the “Avatar” Franchise

Jemaine Clement. Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (5735607s)

Jemaine Clement’s Flight of the Conchords is going a bit further than imagined… all the way to Pandora.

The New Zealander has been confirmed to star in the upcoming Avatar sequels which are being helmed by the director of the original, James Cameron.

Whilst only two sequels were initially planned, this has been increased to four films that will all be shot simultaneously after the Oscar-winning filmmaker realized he had too much material.

The addition of Clement will come in the form of a marine biologist named Dr. Ian Garvin.

“I’ve loved Jemaine’s work for years,” Cameron said of the What We Do in the Shadows actor. “I’m really pumped that he’s joining our cast as Ian Garvin, one of my favorite characters.”

The follow-up films have also added Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, and Oona Chaplin who will star alongside returning cast members, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver.

Avatars’ sequels are scheduled for release in 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2027.