Casting Buffet: Javier Bardem Joins ‘Dune,’ Edie Falco Boards ‘Avatar’ Sequels, & Nick Jonas Returning for More ‘Jumanji”

Here are some quick casting updates for Dune, Avatar, and Jumanji 3.

Javier Bardem (Skyfall) is in final negotiations to join Denis Villeneuve’s Dune reboot. Bardem will portray Stilgar, Fremen Naib of Seitch Tabr, originally played by Everett McGill in David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation.

The official twitter for the upcoming Avatar sequels announced that Edie Falco (The Sopranos) has joined the cast as General Ardmore, the Commander in charge of the RDA’s interests.

Avater 2 hits theaters December 18, 2020 (if it’s not delayed again).

Finally, The Hollywood Reporter says that Nick Jonas (Camp Rock) will be returning for Jumanji 3. His return means that all the heavy hitters from Welcome to the Jungle will be back. Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan played the video game avatars of high schoolers Alex Wolff, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, and Morgan Turner all of whom are set to return.

Jumanji 3 hits theaters December 13, 2019.

What casting announcement gets you thrilled for the film?