Stephen Lang Will Return as Colonel Quatrich in All Three 'Avatar' Sequels

Director James Cameron won't reveal exactly how the character is coming back. The filmmaker teases this military leader will evolve in unexpected ways.
Stephen Lang will return as Colonel Quatrich in the Avatar sequels
Stephen Lang will return as Colonel Quatrich in the Avatar sequels
Director James Cameron dropped a bombshell today by revealing that Avatar star Stephen Lang, whose Colonel Miles Quatrich was killed off in the original blockbuster, is returning for the sequels Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4. Here's what the filmmaker had to say in a brief statement.

"Stephen 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."


We reported last week that production on all three sequels will begin simultaneously in October 2014. Back in August, we reported that James Cameron hired Josh Friedman to write Avatar 2, with Rise of the Planet of the Apes writing team of Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver and Shane Salerno (Savages) writing Avatar 3 and Avatar 4.

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are expected to reprise their roles from the original Avatar, although no other cast members have been confirmed.

Avatar 2 comes to theaters November 2016 and stars Stephen Lang, Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington. The film is directed by James Cameron.

Avatar 3 comes to theaters November 2017 and stars Stephen Lang, Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington. The film is directed by James Cameron.

Avatar 4 comes to theaters November 2018 and stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang. The film is directed by James Cameron.



Sources: Deadline

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Comments (17)

  1. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Yes, Probably.

    6 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic ya i of those "imgonnareturnandmakeanexcuse" that kind of movie

    6 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  3. Sean

    @Michael-Kolesik I think you're right.

    6 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Exactly. I bet its going to be a really weird reason in the story/plot of the movie that he will be back, when we find out what ever that reason will be.

    6 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. undeadslayer4

    @monkeyiron2-0 whoa come on more zombies why

    6 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  6. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic thats impossible he was killed by and bow and arrow three or four times

    6 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  7. Michael Kolesik

    The only way I can see this working is in flashbacks. Because I'm PRETTY SURE that guy died. Like, dead dead.

    6 months agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  8. Movie-Man Smith

    I love zombies.

    6 months agoby @Movie-Man-SmithFlag

  9. Sean

    @Joshua-Hollaway That's what I am wondering as well.

    6 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  10. Sean

    How are they going to bring that character back, if he was stabbed in the chest several times in the first Avatar movie?

    6 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. CoreyB

    Rises from the grave?

    6 months agoby @CoreyBFlag

  12. Raoul Duke

    Stephen Lang = Cable

    6 months agoby @raoulduke33Flag

  13. Monkeyiron 2.0

    ZombieplantanimalcreatureTHING!!!

    If you get my reference you had an awesome childhood

    6 months agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  14. The Real Goku

    Even though I disagree with bringing him back especially in all 3. A good idea would be after he died, some kind of plant or animal gets to his corpse and makes him evolve into some different kind of beast or plant like creature. And will revive him. Since this is the avatar universe I guess lol

    6 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  15. Joshua Hollaway

    Why..? Isn't he dead?

    6 months agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag