LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 05: Stephen Lang attends the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "Alita: Battle Angel" at Westwood Regency Theater on February 05, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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How Stephen Lang's Colonel Quaritch Returns In Avatar: The Way Of Water
One of the surprises “Avatar” fans will be getting in “The Way Of Water” is the return of Stephen Lang’s vicious human military commander, Miles Quaritch. The latest edition of Empire Magazine has confirmed the character will be returning thanks to his Recom, a more advanced type of avatar developed by the shady Resources Development Administration.
The idea of memory transference was introduced in the first "Avatar" movie with the Tree of Souls, a sacred tree on Pandora that could transfer a human's memories permanently into their avatar. The RDA, it seems, has figured out how to do this on its own, allowing it to transfer the memories of its best soldiers into the bodies of its Recoms.
Speaking to Empire Magazine for its August 2022 issue, Stephen Lang explained how his character both will and won't be changed by this process when he returns in "The Way of Water." He said, "He's bigger, he's bluer, he's pissed off. [Laughs] But there may possibly be an aspect of humility."