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Weaver resurrected in Avatar sequel

Sigourney Weaver is set to return for the Avatar sequels despite her character being killed off in the first film, James Cameron has confirmed.

The actress starred in the original Avatar, but her scientist character was killed off at the end of the movie.

However, Deadline reported that isn't stopping director James bringing back his old friend for the three upcoming sequels.

He said: "Sigourney and I have a long creative history, dating back to 1985 when we made Aliens. We're good friends who've always worked well together, so it just feels right that she's coming back for the Avatar sequels.

"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.

"We're both looking forward to this new creative challenge, the latest chapter in our long and continuing collaboration."

Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang will also be back again, and like Sigourney, Stephen will have to be resurrected in some way as his character was also killed off first time around.

The first Avatar sequel is due to be released in December 2016, with the next two at yearly intervals afterwards.

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