Sigourney Weaver Talks ‘The Defenders’ and ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Sigourney Weaver’s schedule for the next few years is packed. She’s not only attached to be the main villain in upcoming Marvel Netflix’s The Defenders, but she’s also going to be filming four sequels to James Cameron’s Avatar. In an interview with Fandango she talked about how excited she was to be part of Marvel, and the demands of filming four sequels simultaneously
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The Defenders logo

“I am doing The Defenders, which is a lot of fun. It has a wonderful cast, and we’re doing it right here in New York, which means a lot to me,” Weaver said. “Basically the four heroes come up against this really nice woman, who I’m playing,”  joked Weaver. “It’s been a blast and I really love my character. I love the shows, too, which I wasn’t familiar with before doing this. A real love letter to New York. To me they’re not superheroes; they’re people with a gift. It’s just a different scale, and I’m really enjoying the scale of it. The apocalyptic thing is a little harder for me to understand.”

The Defenders is the much anticipated culmination of four Marvel Netflix shows, starring those title characters. Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, and Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist will all team up to fight a threat that requires the four of them.

After that, she will be going back to the world of Pandora, for the filming of the four Avatar sequels, directed by James Cameron. Weaver has worked with Cameron before in 1986’s Aliens, where she played the iconic Ellen Ripley.

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Weaver with James Cameron

“Yes, he’s making four movies simultaneously. I feel like I’m really going on this journey, and I feel like the [Avatar] movies in this political climate will be even more important because I think we all need art more than ever to help us come together.” said Weaver. “I’m very excited — I’ve read three of them, and if you like the first one then you’ll be in heaven when these movies come out.”

No one knows what’s going to happen in the Avatar sequels, but there’s going to be four of them.

As of right now, Avatar 2 is coming to theaters December 2018. The Defenders is coming out sometime in 2017.