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Sigourney Weaver Says ‘Avatar 2’ Starts Filming This Year, No One Believes Her

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Avatar 2 Filming in 2017

The sequel to Avatar will begin shooting later this year, according to Sigourney Weaver. In other news, Ghost in the Shell didn’t completely bomb at the box office last weekend!

Oh, I’m sorry, I thought we were saying things that were laughably ridiculous. My mistake.

Weaver, who starred in the James Cameron-directed original in 2009, told The Hollywood Reporter that the film will start shooting this fall.

“We’re starting! We’re starting training, and we’re starting – hmm, I probably can’t say anything. We Will be actually shooting it by the fall.”

Excuse me if I’m not quite buying what Weaver is selling. A sequel to Avatar has long been discussed, but production delays and release date push backs have become as common as Toruk Makto legends. Cameron has said repeatedly over the years that scrips for four planned sequels were completed, yet nothing has come of it. The movie was finally expected to hit theaters around Christmas 2018, before the director put the kibosh on that.

But Weaver keeps pushing onward.

“I’m telling you, these scripts are so amazing, I’m not worried about [disappointing fans] at all,” she said. “Am I worried about how we’re going to bring them to life? Yes, because they’re so ambitious. They’re so worth it. They’re well worth waiting for. I’m not worried about that at all. We’re trying to get it done as quickly as possible.”

The original Avatar grossed $2.7 billion at the global box office, a record that still stands. But color me unimpressed (just don’t color me blue like those Pandorans). Amazing effects don’t make up for an unoriginal story, awful acting and a flat plot. At this point, does anyone really want this sequel?

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A New York native & proud couch potato who loves all things pop culture. I can usually be found writing, making videos and ranking all the warriors in "Game of Thrones" based on their fighting prowess.