Hi, guys! I haven't been on in a long time and I do miss the community a lot and hope to return when the new Avatar films are out. Anyways... In addition to just checking in, I thought I would post an article that I found regarding the future of Sigourney Weaver's character Grace in the future films. Apparently, she won't be reprising her role as Grace, but rather, she will be playing an entirely new character, who many believe will be a Na'vi. The Hollywood Reporter was able to get a statement from James Cameron himself on Weaver's role in the sequels. Apparently he had this to say:
|“||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.||”|
What do you guys think? Are you guys glad they are not resurrecting Grace, or do you wish Sigourney Weaver would reprise her role as Grace instead of returning as an entirely new character?
It is also interesting to note that MTV has suggested Weaver could play Eywa, which would make sense given that it was previously suggested that her character Grace would be resurrected in some form; in an interview back in 2010, Weaver commented, "I'm actually in the tree." It has also been hinted at a few other times that she would be reprising her role as Grace, not an entirely new character.
Avatar 2 is expected to begin production later this year, so the chances are likely we will hear more about the cast of the new Avatar films very soon. As of now, Avatar 2 is slated for a December 2016 release and will star Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Zoe Saldana (Neytiri), Joel David Moore (Norm Spellman), Stephen Lang (Colonel Quaritch), CCH Pounder (Mo'at), and SIgourney Weaver, with Dileep Rao (Max Patel), Giovanni Ribisi (Parker Selfridge), and Michelle Rodriguez (Trudy Chacon) all rumored to be in talks to be in the new film.
Check out the full article here.