Sigourney Weaver Gives the Scoop On the ‘Avatar’ Sequels
Everyone can’t wait to see what Pandora has to offer in the following Avatar sequels, including Sigourney Weaver.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actress opens up about why having FOUR sequels is so crucial to the story:
“There’s a very good reason why it turned out to be four sequels,” she said. “Having read all four of them, I think they’re absolutely extraordinary and worth the wait.”
Sigourney also said it was a “big, big story,” saying that “These films are very much about the peril of this beautiful planet, and [James Cameron] is continuing the same themes of greed and callousness of the corporations and plight of the indigenous people. At this point after a long and very satisfying career — I can’t believe it’s been 40 years, but anyway — I’m very excited to be able to work on these four stories. I can really, really appreciate it.”
Sigourney’s character, Dr. Grace Augustine, died in the first film. But she’s definitely going to return — no clues as to how, though.
“I love the way we’re doing [the sequels], we’re kind of doing 2 and 3 simultaneously and it’s going to work very well,” she said. “A lot of the heavy lifting has already been done in 1, opening up the world and the characters and everything and I think that Jim has had a wonderful time writing these four, and it’s going to be very exciting bringing them to life… It’s the most ambitious project by far I’ve ever been involved in, and the most moving, the most astonishing, beautiful.”
She continued: “I think all of us who get to be a part of it are just in awe when we see the artwork. It’s just incredible to be living now when we can bring this kind of film experience to the public. Because I think as much as Avatar changed what people want in a film experience, this goes a hundred times farther.”