Sigourney Weaver says the film Avatar: The way of water is based on James Cameron’s own family. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Giovanni Ribisi, Dileep Rao, and Matt Gerald are the iconic Aliens actress of many original Avatar stars returning in the upcoming sequel.
Instead of Dr. Grace Augustine who died during the events of the first film, Weaver will be returning in a very different role as Kiri, Jake, and Neytiri’s adopted teenage daughter.
The details of the plot for The Way of Water are known much, the sequel will be set more than a decade after the first film and revolve around the Sully family as they protect each other from the various dangers on Pandora. In the movie’s marketing campaign, the sequel appears to have two main things going for it – water and family.
The first Avatar 2 trailer showed Pandora’s breathtaking ocean views and the Sully family dynamics, ending with only a spoken line of dialogue, “This family is our fortress.”
Why is Sigourney Weaver Playing Jake and Neytiri’s Kid In Avatar 2?
In a recent interview with Variety promoting her new film The Good House, Weaver revealed some insight into Cameron’s highly-anticipated tentpole. The Avatar: The Way of Water actor says that Jake and Neytiri’s close-knit Navi tribe in the film is “very much based on” the filmmaker’s own family.