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No one ever dies in science-fiction: Sigourney Weaver to return for 'Avatar' sequels

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
6/11/2014 (3 years ago)
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James Cameron lauds Weaver's work through shared creative history

No character that ever died in a blockbuster motion picture can never be ruled out for resurrection for the inevitable sequel or sequels. Such is the case with actress Sigourney Weaver. "Avatar" director says that Weaver will be back before cameras for all three "Avatar" sequels in spite of being killed in the 2009 original.

'Sigourney and I have a long creative history, dating back to 1985 when we made 'Aliens',' James Cameron says. 'We're good friends who've always worked well together, so it just feels right that she's coming back for the Avatar sequels.

"Sigourney and I have a long creative history, dating back to 1985 when we made 'Aliens'," James Cameron says. "We're good friends who've always worked well together, so it just feels right that she's coming back for the Avatar sequels.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
6/11/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Movies

Keywords: Sigourney Weaver, James Cameron, Avatar, sequels


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Cameron said in a statement that Weaver would portray a new character in the trio of follow-up films. Production on the first sequel is expected later this year.

"Sigourney and I have a long creative history, dating back to 1985 when we made 'Aliens'," the Canadian film-maker said. "We're good friends who've always worked well together, so it just feels right that she's coming back for the Avatar sequels.

Starvation never takes a vacation --

"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."

Weaver had hinted around in September 2012 that chain-smoking exo-biologist Augustine might be returning for future films. "Jim says no one ever dies in science fiction," she told an entertainment Web site. "He's told me the stories for the next two movies, and I have to say that they're absolutely wonderful and there's a real treat in store. Now we just have to make them."

Weaver has risen from the dead - in a popular science-fiction film franchise -- on film. She returned as an alien-human clone of her character Ellen Ripley in 1997's "Alien: Resurrection."

Weaver had said earlier this month that she would consider further films in the long-running sci-fi/horror saga. Weaver is also expected to reprise her role as musician Dana Barrett in a forthcoming third "Ghostbusters" movie. In that film, her on-screen son will battle the series' trademark spooky miscreants.

Weaver won't be the only presumed dead character in the "Avatar" series. Stephen Lang is also expected to be back as musclebound villain Colonel Quaritch in all three sequels, despite having ended the first movie with two Na'avi arrows through the chest.

"Avatar 2" and its third and fourth sequel will also feature returning stars Sam Worthington, as disabled soldier turned swashbuckling Na'avi rebel Jake Sully, and Zoe Saldana as his alien paramour Neytiri.

Released in 2009, "Avatar" has made $2.7 billion worldwide and to date remains the highest-grossing film of all time.

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