You’re not alone: Sigourney Weaver is also getting antsy for the Avatar sequels. Lucky for her, she gets first-hand updates about the increasingly epic plans to follow — and maybe even top — the record-smashing blockbuster.
“I just saw James Cameron because there’s a Cirque du Soleil which is called Toruk about Pandora, and it was very interesting,” Weaver told Inverse at the Toronto International Film Festival, where she was supporting her new film, A Monster Calls. “I’ve read three of four [planned sequels], and they’re so brilliant. As much as we loved the first one, the others are so mind-boggling.”
As Cameron has said before, the films will focus on “Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) and their children,” though it seems that Weaver will play a large part in the films, too. What that means remains to be seen — her character didn’t make it through the original — but either way, Weaver is eager to get going.
“I’m not surprised it’s taken him this long to put all the different skeins of the story together,” she said. “I don’t know when we’ll start, but it has to be next year, right? We can’t wait any longer.”
The first Avatar sequel is scheduled for release in late 2018.