Director James Cameron will be lost in the richness of his "Avatar" world for many years, as he is releasing not just two, but three more sequels. He has previously confirmed that stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang would be returning to the franchise. We just received another confirmation as well, which is a bit surprising given the fate of the character in the first film.
Cameron confirmed that Sigourney Weaver, who played scientist Grace Augustine in the first film, will also be returning. Grace was portrayed as both a human as well as a Na'vi avatar version of herself and her character tragically died. According to Cameron, this round she'll be a "different and in many ways more challenging character in the upcoming films."
Given the complex ideology and creatures of his world, certainly death is no obstacle for Cameron's vision. He stated, "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. The first sequel arrives in December of 2016, so stay tuned for more."
Well there you have it. Weaver is very talented and as Cameron stated, they do work very well together, so it makes sense from a logistical standpoint. The dream of this industry is to keep working with people you vibe with, right? It will be interesting to see just who Weaver will play and if it will be a continuation of her character in some capacity or if it will be a new one entirely.
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