AceShowbiz - It will take more than ten years for audience to get to watch a sequel to "Avatar", but that will not happen again with the next follow-ups. As reported before, James Cameron has been working on the sequels back-to-back and is apparently not going to move on to another project until he's finished working with the fifth movie.
Sigourney Weaver, who is returning for the sequels, recently revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she has wrapped filming on the first two sequels and has begun working on the fourth and fifth installments. "We just finished shooting two and three. We shot it in L.A.," she said, before adding, "I'm busy doing 'Avatar 4' and '5'."
Weaver's return raised a question among fans as her character Dr. Grace Augustine was presumed dead in the first movie. The "Alien" star is going to play a new character in the sequels, but it is still kept under wraps.
Asked if she will portray a different character in each installment, she said, "No, it's a continuous character." She also stressed that her new character has no relationship to her past character.
The first two sequels involve many scenes shot underwater. Weaver said they had to learn how to free dive to prepare for the filming, "which was challenging and kind of cool." She added, "I'm so lucky because I always grew up near the water and I'm married to someone from Hawaii and I had learned to swim. Also, you have the best safety divers in the world."
Still, the 69-year-old actress admitted it was scary when she had to be "weighted down to be on the bottom." She shared, "Luckily, I would have a safety diver on each arm to get me back to the surface. I was grateful for that, because otherwise I would still be there."
Besides Weaver, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, CCH Pounder, Joel David Moore and Matt Gerald are set to return for the sequels. Meanwhile, Kate Winslet and Cliff Curtis are added as new characters.