stephen lang

While we still don’t know much about the four ‘Avatar‘ sequels, director James Cameron just dropped a major hint in announcing that Stephen Lang’s character will be the villain in all of the films. Yes, Lang’s Colonel Miles Quaritch will be the villain. The same character who we saw die in the original ‘Avatar’ movie.

Confused yet? Let’s take a look at exactly what Cameron had to say about it:

“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.”

I guess we technically didn’t see him die. Just shot twice in the chest and slump over. I’m sure he could have survived this, right?

I suppose in 2020 we’ll see how the Colonel was able to survive. It’ll be interesting to see if he’s still a human or something else entirely. As for why he ended up going the route of one long story, it is another set of films to blame:

“I said ‘It’s your fault I’m doing this, motherfucker!’” He recalls. “It’s one big story. But I would say a little bit different from The Lord Of The Rings, which you knew was a trilogy and that allowed you to accept a sort of truncated ending for movies one and two and then a fulfillment. This is a greater narrative broken up into four complete stories.”

I really like the idea of storytelling done in this manner. However, the first movie still doesn’t seem strong enough to continue on through another four more. Cameron traditionally beats the odds and delivers more blockbusters than bombs, so I’m sure we’ll all be giving it a shot.

What are your thoughts on Lang still being alive and the bane of everyone’s existence? Share your thoughts below!