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Avatar's Stephen Lang Is Back Back Back
Colonel Quaritch will return...

22 October 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Quaritch, Avatar

Though there has been a lot of chatter recently about Arnold Schwarzenegger invading the Avatar universe for the next three – count ‘em – movies, that idea has been denied and remains floating in the Rumoursphere. One person who looks set to definitely hang around is one of the least likely from the original: Stephen Lang’s Colonel Miles Quaritch.

The tough-as-old-steel-boots marine was the major antagonist of the first film, dedicated to protecting the human colonists and miners by fighting – and later, attempting to eradicate – the native Na'vi population, Quaritch proved to be a dangerous man. Of course, there’s the small matter of him dying courtesy of Neytiri (Zoe Saldana)’s bow, but according to Avatar overlord James Cameron, death with only be a slight challenge to Quaritch.

“Stephen 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.”

Writers Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Shane Salerno are all currently working with Cameron on the scripts for the second, third and fourth films, which should kick off shooting next year and are scheduled to hit cinemas in December 2016, 2017 and 2018. Apparently we’ll be exploring some brand new areas of Pandora, including its oceans. So now we know Quaritch will probably be in the market for some really big undersea mines…


How will Colonel Quaritch return to Pandora?
Robo-Quaritch! "You now have 15 seconds to die..."
Duh! The Na'vi feel guilty and bring him back with tree magic.
Clone Quaritch. Now with more aggression!
Identical twin brother Frasier Quaritch.
The whole first film was a dream; Quaritch wakes up in the shower.
He faked dying. He's tricksy that way.
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Your Comments

What is James Cameron thinking?
(in my opinion) Avatar 2 should be about "expanding" the world of Pandora, not bringing back Frickin Colonel Quaritch back from the frickin dead! If Quaritch is the main villain, then basically it's the first one all over again. hopefully, he will just Be in flashbacks and nothing more. More

Posted by Darren47 at 21:44 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

I really hate resurrection in fiction...
It just cheapens the death of the character, and the heartbreak and emotion the others went through as a result. It can be done well, and sometimes it doesn't (like a recent entry of a major sci-fi franchise). Hopefully his memory is saved somehow, and we get a vengeful clone that has the mind of a revenant. More

Posted by cliff126 at 10:52 on 25 October 2013 | Report This Post

The next logical step with the tech ...
... is not to remotely 'pilot' the Avatar, but to grow an Avatar and download a 'consciousness' into the vessel. Quaritch has probably been 'saved' as a file and they can put him in anything they want. Bagsy we see a Quaritch avatar, though not necessarily in a Na'Vi body. Maybe in the body of a fiercer creature or even a creature that's been designed from the ground up. A moral quagmire for sure, but if Quaritch signed the form they can do what they want. He's the type to sign his very soul awa More

Posted by Nicky C at 12:24 on 23 October 2013 | Report This Post

These films cannot come soon enough!
Now, shut up and take my money!!! More

Posted by kielerkai at 11:59 on 23 October 2013 | Report This Post

Smith Syndrome
Hmmm... I really really hope Quaritch is just brought back in a very small way, and not as the major villain again. Having exactly the same villain (Smith) in every single Matrix movie really added a lot to how boring the sequels were... More

Posted by Madhava at 21:28 on 22 October 2013 | Report This Post

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