Sigourney Weaver is headed back to “alien” territory.
The actress’s character might not have made it out alive from “Avatar,” but director James Cameron (“Titanic”) confirmed that she will in fact return for the three forthcoming sequels.
Who knows what role she’ll play, but this is surely good news for fans of the “Aliens” franchise and “Heartbreakers” devotees (you know you’re out there).
“Sigourney and I have a long creative history, dating back to 1985 when we made ‘Aliens,’” Cameron told Deadline, adding, “Her character of Grace Augustine, as fans know, died in the first movie, so she’s playing a different and in many ways more challenging character in the upcoming films.”
In general, little is known about the follow-ups to the 2009 smash hit, other than that they’ll feature new locales on the moon Pandora and that the films will reportedly film back-to-back.
The first sequel, with returning stars Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington, is due out in December 2016, with the other two hitting theaters one year apart.
Stephen Lang will also be brought back in some capacity, so maybe there’s hope for Michelle Rodriguez, whose character was also killed in “Avatar”?