Filmmaker James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar sequels have a new recruit.
Brendan Cowell, who appeared in the seventh season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, has joined the franchise. Cowell will be playing Mick Scoresby, who captains a private-sector marine hunting vessel on the planet of Pandora.
Cowell appeared as Harrag on the previous season of Game of Thrones in which his Ironborn character served as a thorn in the side of Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen). The Australian actor is also known for a number of other TV credits, including The Slap and Love My Way.
“Jim and I are thrilled to welcome Brendan to the ‘Avatar’ family and know that he will bring a great depth to the character of Mick Scoresby,” producer Jon Landau said in a statement.
Cameron’s Avatar stands as the highest grossing film of all time, with $2.7 billion globally. The first of four sequels is dated for Dec. 18, 2020, and stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana. The new casting comes one week after Disney acquired 21st Century Fox, bringing the Avatar series to the company behind such box office mainstays as Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm.