Article by Earnest Cavalli at Digital Trends.
Remember a few months back when James Cameron claimed that for the foreseeable future he would only be working on Avatar sequels and the occasionally documentary to satisfy his affection for the deep sea? Apparently that was no joke, as a recent interview with Sigourney Weaver claims that the next three Avatar films are going into production all at once.
Fans of the original Avatar will likely recall a rather major plot point that involved the death of Weaver’s character, so unless there’s some kind of ecologically-friendly alien magic keeping her alive indefinitely how much sense does it make that she should be prominently featured in the next three flicks?
Wait, that’s exactly what it is, huh? Weaver did die in the first movie, but her mind/spirit/connection to Gaea is going to live on eternally as some kind of spiritual advisor. Sorta like Obi Wan, only with more tongue-in-cheek references to that time she punched an Alien Queen right in the telescoping mandible. Granted, we have no insider information to support this idea, but if Weaver’s character isn’t some kind of ethereal forest spirit who offers stern warnings to the human forces that upsetting the balance of nature on Pandora will end in their bloody defeat, we will be stunned. Doubly so if the spirit doesn’t speak with a ton of reverb and isn’t a shade of ethereal green — any more blue would be a bit gauche, no?