Sigourney Weaver to come back to life for Avatar sequel

During a chat with New York Magazine’s Vulture, James Cameron explained how he’s going to bring Sigourney Weaver‘s character Dr. Grace Augustine, who was seen dying in the hit movie Avatar, back to life for the sequel. “Okay, here’s the deal,” Cameron said. “When you have a science-fiction series, a science-fiction franchise, you’re never dead, unless your DNA is expunged from the universe,” adding, “And then there’s always time travel!” The Canadian director seemed full of ideas on how to make the storyline work, asking, “Have you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling? A lot happens on that planet before she [Augustine] shows up, and before Jake 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!” Avatar has become the highest grossing movie of all time, surpassing the previous top earner, Cameron’s Titanic.

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  1. Karyn • October 13, 2011 @ 12:27 AM

    Can’t wait to see the 2nd and 3rd instalments, Cool movie!!

  2. Age A • October 13, 2011 @ 1:31 PM

    Proud that he is Canadian…seems a large amount of huge talent comes from here…maybe it’s the maple syrup…

  3. Dex • October 13, 2011 @ 3:13 PM

    mmm…. maple syrup

  4. Flaris • October 13, 2011 @ 3:20 PM

    Not surprising he’s just going to resurrect the dead. Avatar was more flash than substance after all. Doesn’t really matter if the story makes sense. Personally will only really care if the military comes back to nuke the planet.

  5. Olive • October 13, 2011 @ 8:27 PM

    Hated Avatar, not going back

  6. Joe • October 13, 2011 @ 9:28 PM

    “Not surprising hes just going to resurrect the dead. Avatar was more flash than substance after all. Doesnt really matter if the story makes sense. Personally will only really care if the military comes back to nuke the planet.”
    “Hated Avatar, not going back”
    The reason you guys can’t understand the story or even hate it is because the movie shows a fictional repeat of history concerning the American Indians and Canadian Aboriginals. White man greed, aggressiveness, racism, etc. In Avatar, we, the white-man, killed our mother earth (stated by the main character), ruined an ecological, equilibrium-conscious people(not stated but obvious), and were about to do the same thing on Pandora. But, the blue Indians did what the ones on earth couldn’t, they fought and won lol! XP BTW, I am a full blooded white-man and I am ashamed of my ancestral past. But, we can make a difference in this era. We have a black president for crying out loud! Wake up people!

  7. Bob Dobbs • October 13, 2011 @ 11:31 PM

    Hey Joe!! We DO NOT have a black president!! This is Canada!!!

  8. pleasenoprequel • October 14, 2011 @ 12:34 AM

    Please, don’t make it a prequel. Sequel this trilogy. Make Avatar 2 as amazing as Terminator 2. So, lots of awesome action and badass new characters.

  9. Roger • October 14, 2011 @ 12:35 PM

    Joe its just a movie… relax

  10. C-Dub • October 14, 2011 @ 4:26 PM

    Joe unless you are American visiting us, please don’t say WE have a black President. I like Obama and think it’s too bad he inherited major issues to overcome down there, but WE Canadians have a Prime Minister.
    As for the movie Avatar, cool. Either way I’m proud of James Cameron and what he’s done in cinema and the major advances he’s helped usher in. Avatar was totally cool, not exactly an original story, but either way it was great flick to watch and get lost in an amazing new world. Sequels will surely rock as well.

  11. SDYue • October 15, 2011 @ 4:25 AM

    Avatar was a great Sci-Fi story that reflects great contemporary issues plaguing humanity TODAY… and very relevant, do the rich and powerful continue to use our own domestic military superpowers to trample on other nations birthrights of their own resources or not? The super-rich plutocracies of the world use their own powerful corporations to do resource grabbing all over the world, all at the expense of the local natives, and do it one way or the other by economic pressures, threats to heads of states, politicians (assassinations) and outright military interference (war). Those in the know want ‘shit the natives are standing on’ and will do whatever it takes to get at it. This is not just about what happened in the past, but what is happening all around us NOW. The ‘Unobtanium’ of Avatar represents the OIL, MINERALS, STRATEGIC METALS, PRECIOUS METALS, FRESH WATER, and who knows what else lying beneath neighboring nations that are not strong enough to stop any super-powers from being used by the super-rich elite who control corporate-plutocratic wealth and power interests.
    If you don’t believe the Avatar story is very relevant statement of how troubled our times are for today, look over to John Perkins book on “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” (and his other relevant sequels that followed). We live in a world where too many laypersons remain OBLIVIOUS to what’s happening to others out there. I know, in the movie business it is about making money for ‘fun’ entertainment value, and not necessarily making any social statements of the troubles we are in, but AVATAR very much reflects what is going on ‘EARTH VERSION’ instead of the fictional PANDORA version. Thus I am expecting the sequels or prequels to not necessarily follow the original theme of how one can RAPE a planet of its resources for greedy gain at the expense of the locals. I am looking forward to the new movies coming out even if it gets all fictional ‘action’ with no contemporary relevance… just so it suits the ignorant masses… hooo-raaaah…
    Stefanie

  12. Jo-Anne • October 16, 2011 @ 6:32 PM

    soooooo agree Olive

    “unless your DNA is expunged from the universe….hahahahahahahahahahaha!

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