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When you’re responsible for something as iconic and popular as James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi epic Avatar, you’ve got a whole lot riding on your shoulders. Do you continue the story with more films? How do you develop the characters further?
While we’ve known for some time the answer to the former question – two sequels are currently in the works – the latter’s been something of a mystery, particularly in regards to Sigourney Weaver and her no-nonsense character Dr. Grace Augustine.
The fate of the character in the first film seemingly ends her time with the franchise, but you never can tell with science fiction. In an interview with Vulture, Cameron was asked about Weaver appearing in future “Avatar” films, and here’s what he had to say:
“Well, I don’t want to disabuse her of that fantasy. But have you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling? A lot happens on that planet before she 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!”
There’s still no answer on whether or not she’ll be returning, but Weaver was an audience favorite, so we’re likely to see her pop up on Pandora sometime in the future.