Sigourney Weaver has revealed that she will be returning to Avatar, as she is set to appear in the second, third and fourth film in the franchise.
It has already been announced that James Cameron is set to film the three Avatar sequel back to back - filming looks set to get underway later this year.
Weaver took on the role of Grace in the first movie; however, she was a character that did not survive. But Weaver has dropped little hints as to what we can expect from her role in the upcoming film.
Speaking to Vulture, the actress said: “It’s going to be an adventure! It will be awesome. I can’t even imagine what I am taking on — and what James Cameron is taking on — with filming three Avatars at once, but … Peter Jackson did it with the Hobbit films, so we have that to look to.”
“It will be challenging for me. I can’t talk about it, but my part is a little different in each one. I’ll transform somewhat. We’ll have to talk again when I survive this. For now, I’m going to skittle around and enjoy this leisure time.”
Weaver will not be the only familiar face returning to the franchise, as Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana will also be reprising their roles of Jake and Neytiri.
Avatar hit the big screen at the end of 2009, and went on to be the highest grossing movie of all time, as it became the first film to take over $2 billion at the global box office.
Avatar 2 is set to hit the big screen in 2016, with the third and fourth instalment being released in 2017 and 2018.
Weaver will be back on the big screen later this year with Exodous: Gods and Kings - a movie that will see her reunite with director Ridley Scott. She will also star in Chappie alongside Hugh Jackman and Sharlto Copley.