Sigourney Weaver Officially Set For All Three Avatar Sequels
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.09.2014
She's playing a different character...
Well, I guess you can't kill someone who's already technically died, so it's not that much of a suspense-killing to find out that Sigourney Weaver is coming back for all three upcoming Avatar films. James Cameron and Twentieth Century Fox have announced that Waver will be back for the sequels, joining the previously-cast returnees of Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana and Stephen Lang.
Ah, but there's a hitch: Weaver is playing a different character. Cameron said in the announcement, "Sigourney and I have a long creative history, dating back to 1985 when we made Aliens. We're good friends who've always worked well together, so it just feels right that she's coming back for the Avatar sequels. Her character of Grace Augustine, as fans know, died in the first movie, so she's playing a different and in many ways more challenging character in the upcoming films. We're both looking forward to this new creative challenge, the latest chapter in our long and continuing collaboration."
The films are set to be filmed back-to-back with Avatar 2 hitting in December of 2016 and then the other films releasing each December after.