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Concept art for James Cameron's 'Avatar' sequels. Courtesy 20th Century Fox/Walt Disney Studios

New Photo From The Set of Avatar 2 Reveals Sigourney Weaver

Doctor Grace Augustine is back. Well, okay, not entirely. The great Sigourney Weaver is back for James Cameron’s Avatar 2, despite her character dying in Cameron’s 2009 original Avatar. Weaver was one of the marquee names assembled for the ever-ambitious director’s massive Avatar sequels, we just don’t know in what role. Now, a new image from producer Jon Landau shows Weaver back in the saddle, so to speak, standing alongside Landau and fellow Avatar actor Joel David Moore, who plays Norm Spellman in the film.

We don’t know how, exactly, Weaver fits into the Avatar sequels. The last time we left her, she’d died and been made a part of the Tree of Souls on the distant, verdant planet of Pandora. Weaver’s already confirmed in previous interviews that she’s not reprising her original role, so perhaps she’s now some kind of tree spirit, or Grace’s evil twin, or something else entirely!

Check out the photo here:

Avatar 2 is still slated for a December 17, 2021 release date. Like every other major production that was filming recently, we know that production on the sequels, which was taking place in New Zealand, was suspended in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, that release date is still probably not set in stone. Cameron and his crew have been working on four sequels, with Avatar 2 and 3 initially set to finish production this spring. Obviously, that production schedule has been shifted.

Whenever Avatar finally does premiere, it’ll be a decade-plus since we last visited with the Na’vi tribe of Pandora. Joining Weaver and Joel David Moore are returning stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, and Matt Gerald. New cast members include Kate Winslet, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Vin Diesel, Jemaine Clement, and Oona Chaplin.

Featured image: Concept art for James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ sequels. Courtesy 20th Century Fox/Walt Disney Studios

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