Sigourney Weaver To Return As A Fresh Character In AVATAR Sequel

Although Grace Augustine died in the first movie, James Cameron confirmed that Sigourney Weaver (Alien, Paul) will return for the second installment in his Avatar franchise as a completely new character. Hit the jump for more...

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By WesleyGibson - 6/9/2014

While James Cameron's Avatar sequel has gotten off to a slow start, it is still coming together, as Cameron not only has plans for a second film, but for a THIRD and FOURTH as well. Not much has been revealed about the sequel yet, save for some minor updates from the director on castings and script updates and such. However, During a recent interview with the guys over THR, Cameron stated that longtime friend Sigourney Weaver will return for the second film as an entirely new character. Check out the quote from the director below.

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.

AVATAR takes us to a spectacular new world beyond our imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery, as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization. The film was first conceived by Cameron 14 years ago, when the means to realize his vision did not yet exist. Now, after four years of actual production work, AVATAR delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film, disappears into the emotion of the characters and the sweep of the story.
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DeusExSponge - 6/9/2014, 10:11 PM
Sayeth whaaaaaa???
Luminus - 6/9/2014, 10:19 PM
Ha, ha! Madest thou look.
mmadadamm - 6/9/2014, 10:20 PM
werent they going to release Wonder Woman pics today?
Calculon - 6/9/2014, 10:21 PM
If this is anything like Avatar, it will blow my mind the first time, and then each subsequent viewing will double my hatred of it.
GenerationX - 6/9/2014, 10:22 PM
huh??? How does that work? And @mmadadamm no they weren't. The big secret reveal was a Batman exhibit at WB, NOT Wonder Woman as so many assumed
huckfinnisher - 6/9/2014, 10:22 PM
By Odin's crumb encrusted beard!What madness!
NickNaylor2Face - 6/9/2014, 10:23 PM
@Mmadadamm no wonder woman pics
just a new Batman exhibit
Phronesis - 6/9/2014, 10:24 PM
The first movie is pure garbage but I must admit I liked Weavers role.
NickNaylor2Face - 6/9/2014, 10:25 PM
NickNaylor2Face - 6/9/2014, 10:26 PM
Let him do what ever he wants.
and go hate on Michael Bay
Ranger14 - 6/9/2014, 10:30 PM
That makes no sense whatsoever, unless she is cast as a voice-over character.

Considering how long it takes Cameron to put these films together, the fourth one may be out prior to 2050. :-p
KevMerica - 6/9/2014, 10:31 PM
Glad they aren't bringing her character from Avatar 1 back from the dead.

I found it hilarious that the 2 films you mentioned in parenthesis are Alien and Paul
Humperdink - 6/9/2014, 10:32 PM