It’s been 20 years since Titanic made Kate Winslet a star, James Cameron a record breaking Oscar winner titan of Hollywood, and Celine Dion an inescapable force of key change prowess. It’s also been 8 years since the release of Avatar, the most successful film ever made that nobody seems to talk about beyond remembering it did actually exist. That film’s about to get not one but four sequels, with a reported cost of $1bn, and levels of audience buzz are somewhere between tepid puddle water and seventeen hours of cricket.
Now, Winslet has signed on to star in those sequels. One can only assume that after seven Oscar nominations, one win and surviving the Divergent series that she felt like finally returning James Cameron’s calls.
No news has been given on who she’ll play or what the films will be about, but other new sign-ups to the franchise include CCH Pounder and Oona Chaplin. The first sequel will premiere in December 2020, giving you a few more years to moan about how nobody asked for these movies before you begrudgingly go to see them just to see what all the fuss is about.