While James Cameron‘s ‘Avatar‘ was a visual spectacle to behold when it was first released, a major complaint was how weak the storytelling of the film actually was. For at least one character that seems to be changing as Stephen Lang is hinting how much more complex the sequels will be for him.
During a recent interview about his work on ‘Mortal Engines,’ Lang ended up talking about reprising his role as Quaritch in the upcoming sequels:
“Like, nothing. I can tell you that we’re deeply, deeply into the shooting. We’re by no means finished. Quaritch, his place in this particular universe has gotten more complicated. And that’s kind of the extent of his involvement in the world. The world begins to – the world of Pandora – begins to affect him quite deeply in ways that he either refused or it did not affect him. And it gets under his skin.”
So while he couldn’t tell us anything about the plot or what his character will be up to, Lang did share that things are going to be getting “under his skin” as his life has become “more complicated.”
James Cameron previously spoke about Lang’s return and how he was planning on putting the characters in new situations and explained:
“The interesting conceit of the Avatar sequels is it’s pretty much the same characters. There are new characters and a lot of new settings and creatures, so I’m taking characters you know and putting them in unfamiliar places and moving them on this greater journey. But it’s not a whole bunch of new characters every time. There’s not a new villain every time, which is interesting. Same guy. Same motherfucker through all four movies. He is so good, and he just gets better. I know Stephen Lang is gonna knock this out of the park.”
As a fan of Lang’s work, I’m happy that Cameron is going to let him explore his acting chops instead of just being a hired grunt.
Do you think that the sequels to ‘Avatar’ will give us a better plot than the first film and have audiences wanting to see more of Pandora? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
We’ll be able to journey back to Pandora in ‘Avatar 2’ when it arrives in theaters on December 18th, 2020.
Source: Slash Film