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James Cameron Discusses How He'll Bring Back Sigourney Weaver for 'Avatar 2'

It seems we'll be seeing more of Grace on Pandora

Sigourney Weaver returning for Avatar 2Back in mid-September, Sigourney Weaver was asked about the possible return of her character, Grace, in Avatar 2 to which she replied, "Don't worry, I will be back. [James Cameron] says no one ever dies in science fiction. 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."

No surprise there, like she says, it's science fiction and anything can happen. However, it doesn't seem Cameron will be getting too crazy with Grace's return as he spills a few more details in a new interview with Vulture after receiving the Breakthrough Award from "Popular Mechanics" on Monday night.

When asked about Weaver's character returning Avatar 2 and 3 Cameron asked, "[Have] you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling?"

He goes on to explain, "A lot happens on that planet before she shows up, and before Jake [Sam Worthington] shows up to join her. She's there for fifteen years ahead of time. I don't know, but I wouldn't jump to conclusions. And I've already said way too much about Avatar 2 and 3 here and there, but people piece it together like those voice cameos and tell the whole story!"

So it sounds like we're either going to be looking at prequel material or flashbacks or both. Personally I wouldn't be surprised if Avatar 2 was a prequel of some sort that suggested an alternative for the Na'vi after their home tree was destroyed as well as introduces a long-ago enemy of theirs and then Avatar 3 explores that alternative and has that long-ago enemy return now that the humans are out of the way. Just spit-balling.

Cameron said in the press release announcing the two follow-up films that each would be "self contained stories that also fulfill a greater story arc," but as far as any story specifics are concerned an exploration of Pandora's oceans in the second film is really all we've heard of.

Cameron was quoted back in April 2010 saying, "We created a broad canvas for the environment of film. That's not just on Pandora, but throughout the Alpha Centauri AB system. And we expand out across that system and incorporate more into the story – not necessarily in the second film, but more toward a third film."

However, don't get too excited just yet, Avatar 2 isn't expected until December 2014 and Avatar 3 one year later.

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  • MKing

    I heard some outlandish news that probably wasn't true but I may as well say it. I heard that Avatar 2 was already done filming and #3 starts filming this November. I just wanted to say that but like I said before, I don't know if its true or not.

  • http://thismyshow.tumblr.com jeremy wein

    ^ wow could u be anymore of a obvious liar??????

    • MKing

      No actually, I got this news from a show called Movie Buzz on Youtube. If anything, the guy who posts the show is a liar, not me. I was just relaying the info.

  • http://Naviblue.com naviblue.com

    Sweet. Whatever the deal is, we'll all be excited about Avatar 2 and 3!

  • http://pixel-drama.com Leandro Dubost

    I don't think we'll see a prequel. I suppose people want to see how Jake and Neyriti relationship will move on. Sure, the Pandora world is nice, but the reason we even bothered with that world is because of the main characters.

    Losing them wouldn't be good.

    Of course we could always have Neytiri alone in a prequel, and she really is the coolest one, but still... I would rather have the next two movies to be sequels. And we can have a lot of flashbacks with Grace if they're needed.

  • Jake

    Do you think that Jim Cameron won't bring the humans back because it is the obvious thing to do based on the ending of Avatar? Everyone I knew was speculating at the time that the humans would obviously come back with more forces.