Oona Chaplin is trading Westeros for the jungles of Pandora.
Chaplin, best known for playing the ill-fated Talisa Stark on Game of Thrones, has signed on to star in James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar sequels, EW has confirmed. She will play a character named Varang, who will appear in all four planned films.
The original Avatar debuted in 2009 to major box office success, and Cameron has been discussing potential sequels ever since. In April, 20th Century Fox confirmed release dates for all four sequels, with the first one scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2020. The other three will debut on Dec. 18, 2020, Dec. 17, 2021, and Dec. 20, 2024.
Original stars Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, and Sam Worthington are all expected to return for the sequels, and last month, the cast reunited with Cameron at the unveiling of Walt Disney World’s newest land: Pandora – The World of Avatar. In April, Weaver said that production on the next film is expected to begin later this year.
In addition to her role on Game of Thrones, Chaplin — who is the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin — also starred opposite Tom Hardy in the FX series Taboo.