James Cameron is working hard on the expansion of the Pandora universe that the world was born in 2009. He intends to start a saga that reaches four installments and is immersed in each and every one of them. ‘Avatar’, which recently thanks to its re-release in China regained the distinction of being the highest grossing film in history (without adjusting for inflation) by ousting ‘Avengers: Endgame’, prepares its return in a big way. The first of the sequels was scheduled to premiere on December 17, 2021, but Walt Disney Studios restructured its premiere schedule in July and moved it to December 16, 2022.. For ‘Avatar 2’, a film still without a confirmed title, many returns of the characters we saw in the original film are expected.
One of the confirmed returns is that of the main antagonist, Miles Quaritch, a role played by Stephen Lang. As the character ended up in ‘Avatar’, how he will do it in future installments is still a mystery. Lang spoke of this long-awaited return and the work that Cameron is carrying when he sat down with ComicBook: “I think he’s an incredibly fascinating character and I wouldn’t go back if Jim Cameron weren’t fascinated with him as well and determined to see where he goes.. (…) So I think you can look for some areas of extreme growth in the character; and then probably areas of regression in the character as well, hopefully over a period of four more movies. (…) Of course, we need it to be very, very interesting, where, in the end, you have made a trip, or you have witnessed a character who has made a very interesting trip in his life “, counted.
We will still have to wait years to know exactly the trajectory of the villain in the future sequels. In addition to Lang, several actors from the original film have already been confirmed to return: Sam Worthington; Zoe Saldana; Giovanni Ribisi; Joel David Moore; Dileep Rao; CCH Pounder; Matt Gerald and of course, Sigourney Weaver. To them we must add the new names that include Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Oona Chaplin, David Thewlis, Vin Diesel and CJ Jones.
How will Miles Quaritch return?
One of the great unknowns among these returns is that of Miles Quaritch himself. Since the return of Stephen Lang was announced, many fans will have wondered how they will manage to justify this return from now on, considering that the character died in the original film after being pierced by an arrow. We will have to wait to find out, but the possibilities will be very great in this science fiction universe, where human beings are capable of transferring minds and consciousness to these bodies of blue avatars.
‘Avatar 2’ will arrive on December 16, 2022. The rest of the titles have suffered delays of one year due to the domino effect that the aforementioned calendar change has generated.