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James Cameron hints at Sigourney Weaver's return for Avatar sequels

Oct. 11, 2011by: Dave Davis

Not gonna lie -- much as I love Sigourney Weaver, her Na'vi incarnation in AVATAR was just unsettling. And despite her character's journey to the great bioluminescent beyond in the first movie, she'll probably still be visiting Pandora again in one way or another.

Vulture prodded filmmaker James Cameron at the recent Popular Mechanics event, and got him to drop some clues as to how Weaver's scientist and/or her taller blue alter-ego might return: "But have you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling? A lot happens on that planet before she shows up, and before Jake shows up to join her. She’s there for fifteen years ahead of time. I don’t know, but I wouldn’t jump to conclusions. And I’ve already said way too much about AVATAR 2 and 3 here and there, but people piece it together like those voice cameos and tell the whole story!"

Further: "Okay, here’s the deal. When you have a science-fiction series, a science-fiction franchise, you’re never dead, unless your DNA is expunged from the universe. And then there’s always time travel!"

Clones, flashbacks, Eywa, wormholes, whatever... It sounds like he's still kicking the story into shape for the sequels. In theory, he's got plenty of time -- AVATAR 2 is expected in December 2014.

Meanwhile, Disney is planning their own AVATAR theme park experience, and Cameron touched on what's in the works there: "They have big plans for it. They want to do a land, a number of different attractions, maybe a flight attraction, and retail outlets, things like that, make a whole environment of it, a themed experience. You would feel like you’re on Pandora. So I think my job and what I look forward to doing is making sure it’s consistent with Na’vi culture, with the themes and values of AVATAR, and the next films as well."

Extra Tidbit: Cameron previously said "everybody that's not already dead is coming back" for more AVATAR, but now he's basically stating that nobody is really dead. Hmmm.
Source: Vulture

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4:28PM on 10/12/2011

Good

She's awesome
She's awesome
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11:59AM on 10/12/2011
The first movie was a decent one time watch. I'd much rather him do an R action movie. An Avatar sequel just seems brutally lame.
The first movie was a decent one time watch. I'd much rather him do an R action movie. An Avatar sequel just seems brutally lame.
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9:45AM on 10/12/2011
Considering the quality of Jim's last two sequels (Terminator 2 and Aliens), I'm willing to not just give him the benefit of the doubt, but trust completely.

Besides, if he doesn't make the sequels to Avatar, fucking Brett Ratner in there doing it. And I think we can all agree that is a bad idea.
Considering the quality of Jim's last two sequels (Terminator 2 and Aliens), I'm willing to not just give him the benefit of the doubt, but trust completely.

Besides, if he doesn't make the sequels to Avatar, fucking Brett Ratner in there doing it. And I think we can all agree that is a bad idea.
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8:15AM on 10/12/2011

Does this authenticity...

at Disney mean that visitors will have to wear oxygen masks so that they can survive the dangerous atmosphere that's on Pandora or are we all going to become Avatars?
at Disney mean that visitors will have to wear oxygen masks so that they can survive the dangerous atmosphere that's on Pandora or are we all going to become Avatars?
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4:20AM on 10/12/2011
I do NOT want to hear ONE fucking word out of Cameron's mouth unless it pertains to Battle Angel. I have been waiting damn near half my life for that movie, and the son of a bitch damn well better deliver SOON or I will track his maple leafed ass down and stick him on a pike like I'm the god damn Prince of Wallachia.
I do NOT want to hear ONE fucking word out of Cameron's mouth unless it pertains to Battle Angel. I have been waiting damn near half my life for that movie, and the son of a bitch damn well better deliver SOON or I will track his maple leafed ass down and stick him on a pike like I'm the god damn Prince of Wallachia.
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4:07AM on 10/12/2011
Please just stop.
Please just stop.
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1:44AM on 10/12/2011
What Cameron should do to satisfy everyone here is just tell us the entire story, start to finish, so we can decide if we accept it or not, after all we all got it so right when we claimed Avatar was gonna bomb.
There's a reason he's the most successful film maker of our time and we're all typing snarky comments!
What Cameron should do to satisfy everyone here is just tell us the entire story, start to finish, so we can decide if we accept it or not, after all we all got it so right when we claimed Avatar was gonna bomb.
There's a reason he's the most successful film maker of our time and we're all typing snarky comments!
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11:49PM on 10/11/2011
Hey Jim, why don't you get yourself some 35mm film stock, real sets and locations, an R rated script and get back to doing what people used to love about you.
Hey Jim, why don't you get yourself some 35mm film stock, real sets and locations, an R rated script and get back to doing what people used to love about you.
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11:44PM on 10/11/2011
Avatar was great eye candy, but I can't see what 2 sequels will add (besides more $ for Cameron). More human vs. Na'vi fighting? I feel Cameron's time would be better spent on other, more original projects.
Avatar was great eye candy, but I can't see what 2 sequels will add (besides more $ for Cameron). More human vs. Na'vi fighting? I feel Cameron's time would be better spent on other, more original projects.
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11:24PM on 10/11/2011
I'll be mightily impressed if he completes this trilogy, regardless of my mixed feelings over the first Avatar.
I'll be mightily impressed if he completes this trilogy, regardless of my mixed feelings over the first Avatar.
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11:14PM on 10/11/2011
we'll see...jim...we'll see...more story the better this time around.
we'll see...jim...we'll see...more story the better this time around.
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