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Sigourney Weaver To Return For 'Avatar' Sequels As New Character

Sigourney Weaver will return to Pandora for the 'Avatar' sequels.

Despite her character's death in the first film, James Cameron has signed on Sigourney Weaver for its three upcoming sequels.

But the filmmaker plans a different strategy to bring back the actress.

"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," says Cameron.

"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."

Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana (photosZoe Saldana photos) and Stephen Lang will return for the sequels that will be filmed back-to-back.

The next film has a release date of December 2016, followed by one each the next two years.

'Avatar' is the top-grossing film of all time with $2.8 billion.

June 11, 2014 |

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