When your film is the highest grossing movie of all time, sequel talk is inevitable. It's not surprising that we've been hearing about follow-ups to 'Avatar' for the past three years, but it's a little surprising how confusing and convoluted the sequel talk has been. How many sequels? When are they filming? When are they being released. Today, producer Jon Landau set the record straight. For now, at least.
In the vast majority of cases, someone signing on to guest star in a TV series that hasn't aired yet isn't news. However, the great Vanessa Redgrave appearing on a series that already features Sigourney Weaver, Ellen Burstyn and Ciaran Hinds is not just news, it's a swift kick to your senses, a reminder that USA's upcoming 'Political Animals' should probably be on your radar.
When the news broke that Sigourney Weaver would finally throw her metaphorical hat into the TV ring for a political drama that sadly lacked any towering aliens, we drew a sad face. Now that another major sci-fi and nerd-friendly babe has joined the cast, we find ourselves with a much deeper need to watch USA's upcoming political drama. Now if they just moved the setting to space, we'd be hooked!
I know, we'd all like to see Ellen Ripley fighting (or in the case of 'Avatar,' peacefully co-existing with) otherworldly aliens 'til our dying day, but at the very least, now we won't have to wait years in between our Sigourney Weaver fixes.