Sigourney Weaver To Return In Avatar Sequels
Sigourney Weaver is to star in James Cameron's three Avatar sequels as a new character after she was killed off in the original film.
Cameron and 20th Century Fox made the announcement, saying "it just feels right" for her to come back in the new films.
"Sigourney and I have a long creative history, dating back to 1985 when we made Aliens," the Canadian director and deep-sea explorer said.
"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."
He did not elaborate on what role Weaver will play.
The Avatar sequels will be filmed back-to-back-to-back and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau through their Lightstorm Entertainment.
Cameron revealed in December that he will shoot in New Zealand and hopes the films will be released in December 2016, December 2017 and December 2018.
Avatar, released in 2009, is the highest grossing movie ever made, taking $2.78bn worldwide. It won three Academy Awards in 2010.
Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang are expected to reprise their original roles.