Avatar Sequels Bringing Back Stephen Lang

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Avatar received a lot of backlash, but it wasn’t enough to keep it from becoming the highest grossing film of all time. Backlash happens to successful movies, but there is the fact that – while the movie was an amazing spectacle to watch – it wasn’t as original as some might have you believe. Innovative and awe inspiring, but not an Oscar movie like some thought it to be.

Well, James Cameron still loves that world, and at one time said he would only make Avatar movies for the rest of his career. While he has backed off on that, he still has plans for at least three more and he has found the man he considers his Darth Vader of the Avatar world: Stephen Lang’s Col. Miles Quaritch.

“But, didn’t he die?” you may ask. Well, yes, yes he did. But, as Cameron himself says, Avatar is science fiction, so that allows for him to have a way back. How that happens is a mystery that Cameron likely won’t reveal until the movies actually hit.

“Steven was so memorable in the first film, we’re privileged to have him back,” Cameron said. “I’m not going to say exactly how we’re bringing him back, but it’s a science fiction story, after all. His character will evolve into really unexpected places across the arc of our new three-film saga. I really look forward to working with such a gifted actor, who’s also become a good friend.”

While there is no indication of how Lang’s evil colonel will return, there might be a chance of a Terminator styled android return for him, since that really makes the most sense in the form of sci-fi. It would also explain the description of a mix between Darth Vader and The Terminator.

How would you want to see Col. Miles Quaritch in the movies? Chime in below.

Source: Deadline

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Shawn S. Lealos
Shawn is a film critic with over 25 years of experience in print and online media. He is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle and loves everything from critically acclaimed movies to B-level action flicks.
  • Alex Beeson

    People think the planet loves only its own life, yet that doesn’t make sense for a planet. A planet would love all life, and seeing his desire to live would not keep him from it. Especially since planets keep themselves “balanced”. Makes sense that while bolstering the “good” side, the “bad” would be balanced with the Col.

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