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Stephen Lang Has Some Intriguing Remarks About The Avatar Sequels

While actor Stephen Lang is currently promoting his horror sequel "Don't Breathe 2," which comes out on August 13, 2021, he will be quite busy in the coming years due to his involvement in James Cameron's "Avatar" movies. Lang plays a character named Colonel Miles Quaritch, a power-hungry military man who serves as the main antagonist in 2009's "Avatar." At the end of the first film, Quaritch appears to be killed by Neytiri, played by Zoe Saldana, but apparently he survives, as Lang will reportedly be involved with all four announced sequels. 

The many planned sequels are being filmed in close succession, with some overlap between movies. The cast has been relatively tight-lipped about the plot of the upcoming "Avatar" movies, but fans can expect an action-packed, character-driven adventure for the whole family. With "Avatar 2" having a current release date of December 16, 2022, Cameron and the cast are starting to gear up for the movie's promotion, revealing more and more insight into what's coming for the franchise. Recently, Lang opened up about his reaction to reading the scripts, and what he said might surprise you. 

Lang praises James Cameron's "beautiful" and moving story

While the first "Avatar" film has great characters and a solid central theme, the 2009 movie is more well-known for its action and innovative filmmaking. Apparently, that's about to change, as Lang recently spoke in an interview with Collider about his deep response to finishing the emotional final script for Cameron's planned "Avatar" films. While promoting "Don't Breathe 2," Lang diverted a bit to talk about the "Avatar" movies, sharing that he "was weeping" after he finished reading the scripts, in which Cameron is "telling a great, great story, an original story, a beautiful, beautiful story, and I was just incredibly moved by it." 

With four upcoming films, there's definitely a lot of time for Cameron to really flesh out the characters and present an in-depth plot, so Lang's comments make fans hopeful about what's to come. Of course, Lang also mentioned the films' intense, ambitious scale, saying that Cameron's "definitely pushing it big time on this one." He goes on to describe an incident that was so hard to complete that it halted filming, only for Cameron to come up with an inventive solution the next day. Clearly, Lang believes in the filmmaker's vision and promises that the new "Avatar" films will deliver on the high expectations that have built up over the years.