Posted on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 by Germain Lussier
James Cameron is performing another resurrection with his sequels to the biggest movie of all time, Avatar. After already revealing Sigourney Weaver’s character, who died in the first film, would be returning, it now seems a second deceased character will return in Avatar 2. Colonel Miles Quaritch, played by Stephen Lang, will return not only for Avatar 2, but Avatar 3 and 4 as well.
“I’m not going to say exactly HOW we’re bringing him back, but it’s a science fiction story, after all,” Cameron told Deadline. “His character will evolve into really unexpected places across the arc of our new three-film saga.”
Cameron exclusively revealed this information to Deadline. Here’s his full quote:
Steven was so memorable in the first film, we’re privileged to have him back. 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.
Since Quaritch is in the next three films, it’s a pretty safe bet he’s going to be literally resurrected, maybe as some kind of cyborg. That’s a little different from how Cameron suggested Weaver’s Grace could back:
Have you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling? A lot happens on that planet before she shows up, and before Jake shows up to join her. She’s there for fifteen years ahead of time. I don’t know, but I wouldn’t jump to conclusions. And I’ve already said way too much about Avatar 2 and 3 here and there, but people piece it together like those voice cameos and tell the whole story!
In that same interview, though, Cameron said this, which also shines a light on Quaritch:
Okay, here’s the deal. When you have a science-fiction series, a science-fiction franchise, you’re never dead, unless your DNA is expunged from the universe. And then there’s always time travel!
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