It was previously revealed that Sigourney Weaver would be back to work with James Cameron on his Avatar sequels. A lot of fans speculated about how she would return because her character died in the first film. Cameron has now revealed that that she will not be playing Grace Augustine in the upcoming films. Instead she will be playing a completely different character. Here's what Cameron had to say in a statement:
“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."
He gave no information on who this new character is, but it will be really interesting to see what kind of role she will have in these sequels. I can't help but think that it will be one of the CG characters.
The three sequels will be be shot back-to-back-to-back in New Zealand, and they will be released December 2016, December 2017, and December 2018.