Sigourney Weaver Resuscitated for Upcoming Avatar Sequel
It seems that James Cameron has been sending some pretty mixed signals to Sigourney Weaver.
Despite the fact that her character was (spoiler!) tragically killed in battle at the end of the original "Avatar," Sigourney Weaver will be featured in the cast of James Cameron's upcoming "Avatar" sequel, set to be released in 2016.
No, that doesn't mean that James Cameron will be bringing Dr. Grace Augustine, the idealistic, peace-seeking scientist, back from the grave. It turns out that Cameron enjoys working with Sigourney Weaver so much that he decided to cast her as a different character in the upcoming Avatar sequels.
Cameron explains, "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."
(This doesn't quite explain why she was cast as a character that was killed off in the original movie in the first place, but Cameron probably has his reasons.)
He adds that "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."
Cheers to Cameron and his creative solutions for clearly avoidable issues!