Sigourney Weaver Back in 'Avatar' Sequels as a Different Character
by Ethan Anderton
June 9, 2014
With the exception of some chatter from James Cameron at the Hero Complex Film Festival about how the three Avatar sequels were written, we haven't heard much official about the gestating trio of sequels to follow the 2009 box office record breaker. Back in January we heard that Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana were back for all three sequels, along with the return of Stephen Lang for all three films somehow as well. Now one more cast member from the original film is back for all three sequels as 20th Century Fox has announced that Sigourney Weaver will work with Cameron yet again, but not as the same character.
In the first film, Weaver played scientist Grace Augustine, but she tragically died. This time she'll be playing a "different and in many ways more challenging character in the upcoming films." Considering she appeared as not only the human version of herself but also her Na'vi avatar, she must be playing something completely different. Perhaps she'll be doing motion-capture for an entirely different kind of alien on Pandora. Cameron says, "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.