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Sigourney Weaver returning for all three Avatar sequels

05.09.2014

James Cameron's AVATAR sequels are preparing to return audiences to the world of Pandora with several familiar faces along for the ride. Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana were already a lock to come back while Cameron is planning to resurrect both the villainous Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver's Grace Augustine. While it remains unknown just how Cameron will bring the two characters back from the dead, Weaver teased some news about her role.

Speaking with Vulture, Weaver shared that she will be back in all three planned AVATAR sequels in a very different capacity than how she appeared in the 2009 original.

“I can’t talk about it, but my part is a little different in each one. I’ll transform somewhat,” she teased.

Whatever she means by transformation likely has to do with the scene in AVATAR where Jake tries to save a dying Augustine by transferring her human soul to her Na'vi avatar. While it appeared to have failed, in the final scene of the film we see it work for Jake to become a native to Pandora. Could Weaver's character have become a part of the planet itself?

While such a spiritual move would fit in with the larger themes of AVATAR, the fact that Weaver says her part will be a little different in each film leaves room for quite a bit to happen to her role. Hopefully, whatever path she takes, we get to hear some good dialogue out of her mouth.

AVATAR 2 is slated to hit theaters in December 2016.

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Source: Vulture

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3:43PM on 05/10/2014
There really is such a thing as "too much talk". And so far that's all Avatar sequels are, talk. All involved need to either get into production and make this happen or shut the fuck up about it until they're ready to start production. I'm not a big fan of Avatar to begin with, it's easily the most overrated movie in the past decade. I'm sick and tired of the cast and crew talking about how great it will be.
There really is such a thing as "too much talk". And so far that's all Avatar sequels are, talk. All involved need to either get into production and make this happen or shut the fuck up about it until they're ready to start production. I'm not a big fan of Avatar to begin with, it's easily the most overrated movie in the past decade. I'm sick and tired of the cast and crew talking about how great it will be.
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5:17PM on 05/10/2014
Then stop listening. Sheesh.
Then stop listening. Sheesh.
10:41AM on 05/10/2014

Like Ms Weaver and her character but...

...I'm don't think I want or need to see 3 more sequels. The first one really made me feel torn; great eye candy, and some thrilling set pieces, but the story seemed very heavy handed and trite. I did not even object to the spiritual aspects, the "earth-mother" thing, but the whole noble savage approach seemed so obvious and predictable. I'm not a storyteller or screenwriter, so I can't say specifically how it could have been made better, but it came off as cringe-worthy at times.
...I'm don't think I want or need to see 3 more sequels. The first one really made me feel torn; great eye candy, and some thrilling set pieces, but the story seemed very heavy handed and trite. I did not even object to the spiritual aspects, the "earth-mother" thing, but the whole noble savage approach seemed so obvious and predictable. I'm not a storyteller or screenwriter, so I can't say specifically how it could have been made better, but it came off as cringe-worthy at times.
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8:06PM on 05/09/2014
Sigurney was maybe the best character in there. She will probably be part of the ecosystem or reborn as one of the native creatures, even if her scientist persona comes back I welcome her. I guess some people even here on Joblo actually don't like original action filled sci fi films like these.
Sigurney was maybe the best character in there. She will probably be part of the ecosystem or reborn as one of the native creatures, even if her scientist persona comes back I welcome her. I guess some people even here on Joblo actually don't like original action filled sci fi films like these.
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8:41AM on 05/10/2014
Or said people just don't view the film as BEING such.
Or said people just don't view the film as BEING such.
9:06AM on 05/10/2014
Cause they would rather watch The Other Woman anyway
Cause they would rather watch The Other Woman anyway
6:44PM on 05/09/2014
It's been how many years since the first one came out and still another 2 to go for this one. Don't bother reporting on this shit for at least another year and a half and then it may peak a little interest.
It's been how many years since the first one came out and still another 2 to go for this one. Don't bother reporting on this shit for at least another year and a half and then it may peak a little interest.
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6:06PM on 05/09/2014

I never liked this movie

While groundbreaking in visual effects and it's solid use of 3D, this movie is weak story line wise. I think it's Cameron's weakest film. I do hope the sequels are better but I'm not enthused.
While groundbreaking in visual effects and it's solid use of 3D, this movie is weak story line wise. I think it's Cameron's weakest film. I do hope the sequels are better but I'm not enthused.
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5:50PM on 05/09/2014
So I guess no one important can ever die in these Avatar movies? That kind of begs the question of why even watch the over-long, mediocre first film (or the sequels, for that matter) if apparently there's no stakes anymore in this universe? Honestly, I'm still reeling over the fact that James Cameron genuinely thinks people even want THREE more sequels to Avatar.
So I guess no one important can ever die in these Avatar movies? That kind of begs the question of why even watch the over-long, mediocre first film (or the sequels, for that matter) if apparently there's no stakes anymore in this universe? Honestly, I'm still reeling over the fact that James Cameron genuinely thinks people even want THREE more sequels to Avatar.
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7:44PM on 05/09/2014
Why watch 90% of any blockbuster action movies then? Especially ones with big name franchise characters? You know when you go watch Spider-Man, cap, iron man, wolverine, bond, die hard that none of those characters are gonna die. Prof X died. The stakes aren't so much if they'll die, but if they'll save the day, stop the bomb, whatever. But really even then you know they'll come on top. Even with the rumored death(s) in the Avengers 2, if the character is major enough (iron man?), they'll
Why watch 90% of any blockbuster action movies then? Especially ones with big name franchise characters? You know when you go watch Spider-Man, cap, iron man, wolverine, bond, die hard that none of those characters are gonna die. Prof X died. The stakes aren't so much if they'll die, but if they'll save the day, stop the bomb, whatever. But really even then you know they'll come on top. Even with the rumored death(s) in the Avengers 2, if the character is major enough (iron man?), they'll just put someone else in the suit later like war machine. And then they'll eventually reboot the entire thing with a new actor playing stark. I don't understand people's intense hate with Avatar. Yeah, I've seen pretty similar stories, and it certainly shouldn't have been a best picture nominee, but it seemed to be held to a higher standard then other blockbuster action movies. They are all pretty unoriginal story wise
7:50PM on 05/09/2014
Did your preacher give you the revelation that Avatar was antiamerican because it defended nature?
Did your preacher give you the revelation that Avatar was antiamerican because it defended nature?
12:22PM on 05/10/2014
@aerketype, That comment is too idiotic to even give a proper response to.

@bealz, Yes, obviously 9 times out of 10, the MAIN CHARACTER of a movie isn't going to die. Was Sigourney Weaver a main character? No. Was Stephen Lang a main character? No. They both had supporting roles, and if Cameron can't even find it within himself to leave them dead, then apparently there's no real consequences in these movies at all. If you don't think that resurrecting people from the dead isn't an immediate
@aerketype, That comment is too idiotic to even give a proper response to.

@bealz, Yes, obviously 9 times out of 10, the MAIN CHARACTER of a movie isn't going to die. Was Sigourney Weaver a main character? No. Was Stephen Lang a main character? No. They both had supporting roles, and if Cameron can't even find it within himself to leave them dead, then apparently there's no real consequences in these movies at all. If you don't think that resurrecting people from the dead isn't an immediate tension-killer, I really don't know what to say.
5:26PM on 05/09/2014
Sigourney Weaver is......a carrot.

But all kidding aside, she's probably comes back as part of the universe or in other words as in Mother Nature possibly. Hence, the appearance change.
Sigourney Weaver is......a carrot.

But all kidding aside, she's probably comes back as part of the universe or in other words as in Mother Nature possibly. Hence, the appearance change.
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