Edie Falco is the latest actor to join James Cameron's mammoth movie project, the sequels to his 2009 hit, Avatar. The star of Nurse Jackie and The Sopranos will play General Ardmore, a commander responsible for the Resources Development Administration's (RDA) interests. Given the military title it's being speculated that her character will be one of the franchise's evil villains. She'll likely be in charge of their private military/security wing, possibly Colonel Quaritch's (Stephen Lang) replacement or superior. Lang is said to appear in the sequels, although it's unknown in what capacity.
James Cameron commented on Twitter regarding the casting:
Edie Falco is one of the greats - I can't wait to watch her kick some ass on the big screen.Currently we are unaware of which sequels Falco will appear in. But considering the timing of the announcement, and the fact that filming has supposedly completed on 2 and 3, can we assume that Falco will not appear until later in the franchise's run? Maybe her character will be brought in to try and restore the RDA's position on Pandora, by bringing the planet under human control.
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