Signourney Weaver has several big projects coming up in the immediate future, starring in the long-gestating “Avatar” sequels and serving as the villain in Marvel and Netflix’s upcoming team-up series “The Defenders”.
It’s been approximately 7 years since the 1st “Avatar” hit cinemas. Despite the sequel being in development even before the 1st film was released, we’re still waiting patiently for the next instalment. However, the 67-year-old actress assures that good things are to come.
Despite the death of her character in “Avatar”, it’s been confirmed that Weaver would be returning to Pandora. Although director James Cameron claimed that the actress will be reprising her role as Dr. Grace Augustine, Weaver herself stated that she’ll be playing someone new. Regardless of the outcome, you can bet that she’ll be an integral part in “Avatar”‘s future.
In speaking with Variety, Weaver shared that the 1st movie took care of laying the groundwork by establishing the families in this world. The next few movies will be focusing on Jake Sully, Neytiri, and their children.
“In my opinion, the 3 scripts I’ve read so far are many times more amazing than the 1st one in terms of their scope. He did a lot of the heavy lifting in the 1st movie, establishing the family and the relationships and the world, and now he really gets to play,” she said.
When asked about her role in the much-anticipated TV series which brings together Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, Weaver didn’t reveal a name, but she did offer up a short description about her villainous character.
“I can’t say much, because they might kill me. I think everyone I work for might kill me if I tell you anything. But I have the most delicious character. She’s really smart, and she’s very in charge,” she told the publication. Many assumed that it’ll either be The Hand or Madame Gao (Lady Crane).
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