Michelle Rodriguez rejected idea of reviving Avatar character

Michelle Rodriguez refused to revive her character for the Avatar sequels.

Michelle Rodriguez didn’t want her Avatar character to be resurrected for the sequels.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Rodriguez, who played ex-marine combat pilot Trudy Chacón in the 2009 movie, revealed she asked James Cameron to let her character remain dead “as a martyr” in the sequels.

“Dude, when I saw Jim recently, he was like, ‘I was thinking, “What if Michelle came back? A lot of the other characters came back (in The Way of Water)”‘. I was like, ‘You can’t do that – I died as a martyr,'” she shared.

Rodriguez admitted it would be “overkill” for another one of her dead characters to be brought back to life.

“I came back in Resident Evil, I wasn’t supposed to. I came back in Machete, I wasn’t supposed to. I came back with Letty (in the Fast and Furious franchise), I wasn’t supposed to. We can’t do a fourth (time), that would be overkill!” she insisted.

Avatar: The Way of Water premiered in December and earned $500 million (£362 million) worldwide within its first week. The film surpassed the director’s previous blockbuster hit, Titanic, to become the third highest-grossing film of all time.

Cameron is gearing up to release five Avatar movies in total.

Rodriguez can be seen in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves in cinemas now, and she will return to screens as Letty in Fast X on 19 May.

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