James Cameron Considered Reviving Michelle Rodriguez’s Trudy

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves star Michelle Rodriguez has revealed that James Cameron had considered reviving her Avatar character in a future installment.

While speaking with Vanity Fair, Rodriguez mentioned that she recently spoke with Avatar director James Cameron. The director apparently pitched Rodriguez the idea of ​​her character, Trudy Chacon, coming back after dying in the first Avatar movie. The actress explained that her character died as a martyr, and after having many of her characters return from the dead, it would be “overkill” to revive Trudy.

“Dude, when I saw Jim [Cameron] 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. Jim, 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, I wasn’t supposed to. We can’t do a fourth, that would be overkill,’” Rodriguez said. “I don’t understand, it’s so weird. I guess they don’t know what to do with the girl who doesn’t have a boyfriend. ‘She doesn’t have a boyfriend. Should we keep her alive, or kill her?’”

Rodriguez can currently be seen in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieveswhich was written and directed by game night duo Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley and is now playing in theaters.

Avatar 3 is tentatively scheduled for December 20, 2024. Further sequels also have release dates, with Avatar 4 set for December 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 on December 22, 2028.