Despite his character’s death, Matt Gerald will return as Lyle Wainfleet in the Avatar sequels
The character of Corporal Lyle Wainfleet may have died in Avatar, but Matt Gerald (Daredevil) who played him will return for the upcoming Avatar sequels, according to Deadline. There is no word on how his character will return. In addition, the Crackle series The Oath has cast Matt Gerald as the recurring character Kivlinsky, leader of the rival cop gang. He currently has the recurring role of Melvin Potter in the Marvel/Netflix series Daredevil.
Other returning cast members for the Avatar sequels include Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver. Cliff Curtis and Oona Chaplin are also joining the sequels. The Avatar sequels will be produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau through their Lightstorm Entertainment. The James Cameron-directed sequels are written by Cameron along with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman, and Shane Salerno.
20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment recently announced new release dates for all four of the films via the official Avatar Facebook page, saying, “Great to be working with the best team in the business! Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels. The journey continues December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025!”
Released in 2009, the first Avatar film remains the highest-grossing film worldwide with over $2.7 billion in box office gross. It was dethroned by Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the highest at the domestic box office, pushing past Avatar‘s $760 million with a total of $936 million.
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