Sigourney Weaver Set to Return in Three Avatar Sequels
Posted June 9, 2014 10:04 PM by Webmaster
Sigourney Weaver is set to appear in the three Avatar sequels which James Cameron plans to shoot later this year. The three films will be shot back-to-back and the first is currently scheduled to arrive in theaters across the United States in December 2016.
Following the announcement Cameron said: "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."
Twentieth Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment will make the next three Avatar films in New Zealand.
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Avatar doesn't need sequels, period, but I know they're happening anyway. With that said, what else could Sigourney play except for Grace again? It would have to be Grace's spirit coming back from the Tree of Souls and entering a Na'vi body, right?
I'm all for Sigourney Weaver returning for the three Avatar sequels. But I'm more excited for Stephen Lang returning for the sequels!! He was so badass in the first film, and his awesome performance as Col. Miles Quaritch gave me a newfound respect for the man!!
It doesn't need sequels, no. But there is an entire world there that hasn't been explored so plenty of stories could be told there without it being in direct sequel from a story continuation perspective.
Fuck it, Cameron. Make that True Lies sequel already.
Or at least release the original (and The Abyss, so as not to forget something here).
And supervise a REAL remaster of T2 and release that one properly.
Regardless, I swear I will not watch another Avatar movie. ("Swear?" "Yeah, just put up your hand and say 'I swear...'")