Sigourney Weaver Says There’s A Good Reason Why Avatar Has Four Sequels

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - July 17, 2017

Four Avatar sequels might seem too much to handle but Avatar star Sigourney Weaver’s more than willing to return to Pandora in all four follow-up movies.

Speaking in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Weaver says that all four Avatar sequels are “worth the wait” and that the follow-ups cover a expansive story that continues to explore important social issues like the original Avatar. The themes of Cameron’s 2009 epic science fiction movie centered around race and environment and while it may not be new, they’re still relevant.

“There’s a very good reason why it turned out to be four sequels. Having read all four of them, I think they’re absolutely extraordinary and worth the wait.”

“I love the way we’re doing them, we’re kind of doing 2 and 3 simultaneously and it’s going to work very well. A lot of the heavy lifting has already been done in 1, opening up the world and the characters and everything and I think that Jim has had a wonderful time writing these four, and it’s going to be very exciting bringing them to life.”

“It’s the most ambitious project by far I’ve ever been involved in, and the most moving, the most astonishing, beautiful. I think all of us who get to be a part of it are just in awe when we see the artwork. It’s just incredible to be living now when we can bring this kind of film experience to the public. Because I think as much as Avatar changed what people want in a film experience, this goes a hundred times farther.”

While Avatar 2 is taking time, it sounds like Cameron’s making sure that his follow-ups outdo the original Avatar.

Avatar 2 premieres on December 18, 2020.

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