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Sigourney Weaver To Play New Character In AVATAR 2

It’s funny when you think about the fact that it’s been nearly five years since James Cameron broke every box office statistic in the book with Avatar. You’d imagine that Fox would have loved to have had two other films in theaters by now, but when you’re the man that made the two highest grossing movies of all time, you kind of get carte blanche to do whatever you please, and that’s where today’s news regarding Avatar 2 comes into play.

For about a month now, many have wondered how Sigourney Weaver was going to be returning to the series following the death of her character, Grace Augustine, in the first film. Well, according to James Cameron himself in an official statement, it’s not going to be through resurrection, but through creation. “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.”

Unless Cameron’s going to pull a long-lost Augustine twin out of his butt, it’s safe to assume Weaver will be portraying a brand new na’vi character or spirit entity she will embody throughout the course of the film. This is totally doable as all the characters are CG and can be made to look like anyone, so it sounds good to us.

Are you excited to see Sigourney Weaver return to the Avatar franchise? Let us know in the comments below.

HT: Screen Rant

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  1. Robert says:

    This isnt Steven Moffatt, so its not gonna take an arm, the leg, a couple kitchen sinks, the Time Votrex and the population of Arcadia, Galifrey’s 2nd city to guess how she will come back…. My guess is either A, her Na’vi Body was put back into a pod and stored and through Eywa, her entire consciousness was saved and be put permantly into her Avatar body in the same manner, or B, her mind intergrated with Ewya and Ewya uses her voice (and body) and (through that in some manner) Sigourney Weaver will return

  2. JustinHoskie says:

    Notice how he says “Her character of Grace Augustine, as fans know, died in the first movie.”
    I’m just sayin.

  3. Meem says:


  4. Sure, why not. It had a magic tree in it. Why the magic tree could have absorbed Grace’s soul/essence and put it into a newborn Na’vi doesn’t seem particularly weird. It will only be weird if she has the same voice and zero explanation.

    • bgirl81 says:

      My thoughts exactly. 🙂

    • Song says:

      Doubly My thoughts Exactly. I think that’s what’s going to happen, judging by the picture above. I’d say Grace get’s a second chance, or gets to  help out in some fashion

  5. CM says:

    Love Weaver, lame to bring her back.

  6. Heryllion says:

    Absolutely — I love Cameron’s movies and I love Weaver. Of course her best movie, hands-down, is Galaxy Quest 😀