Thus far, all of the official details about the stories for “Avatar 2,” “Avatar 3,” and “Avatar 4″ involve people coming back from the dead. First, we heard that Signourey Weaver will be back, and now we know that a villain is getting the same favor from James Cameron
Deadline is reporting that Stephen Lang, who played the na’vi-hating Colonel Miles Quaritch, has just signed on for the next three movies in the sci-fi fantasy series, despite getting killed by Zoe Saldana’s character in the original.
“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.”
The Deadline article theorizes that Quaritch will come back in a form that is like a combination of Darth Vader and the Terminator, making him the ultimate villain of the series.
Maybe the new installments of the series will explore how no one ever really dies on Pandora and why that’s such a weird thing.
The first of the “Avatar” sequels is scheduled to hit theaters in December 2016.