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Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana to Return for "Avatar" Sequels

WETA/20th Century Fox(LOS ANGELES) -- Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have both finalized deals to reprise their respective roles as Jake Sully and Neytiri in the next three Avatar movies, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Avatar writer and director James Cameron commented that Worthington "brought a combination of sensitivity, vulnerability and strength" to his role.

Saldana, Cameron says, "captured every aspect of the character I envisioned, bringing to Neytiri a mix of delicacy, fierceness and incredible physicality," adding, "I am beyond pleased they'll be returning with us to Pandora."

Plot details are being kept under wraps but the trade paper says its learned that Sully and Neytiri have children.

Steven Lang, who played Marine Colonel Quaritch in the 2009 film, is already signed for all three sequels.  His character died in the first film and fans are curious about how Cameron will resurrect him.

The first sequel is due in theaters in December 2016, with the second following one year later and the third one year after that.

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