Avatar star Stephen Lang has been sharing his feelings towards the long, long awaited sci-fi sequel, with the actor confident that audiences will be both "enchanted" and "fascinated" with what director James Cameron has in store. Lang, who recently revealed that he is finished filming on not only Avatar 2 but Avatar 3 as well, is clearly more excited than anyone for fans to return to the world of Pandora.
"I think they'll be enchanted and fascinated. Look, there are people who are going to just adore this world. It's just a beautifully imagined universe that Cameron has conceived of here. The partners we have, the people working by his [side], are committed to the vision of it and they bring so much to the table, from the actors to the caterers and everybody else. I'm looking forward to it as much as everyone else. It's been so long in the making, so long a part of my life."
Despite seemingly dying during the finale of the first Avatar, Stephen Lang has teased a major role for his character Quaritch, recently revealing that he will feature throughout all the upcoming sequels. He has also hinted that his mysterious resurrection will bring with it some substantial changes saying, "I'm not gonna say, 'No, he's absolutely the same.' I think he's an incredibly fascinating character and he wouldn't be back if Jim Cameron wasn't fascinated in him as well and kind of bent on seeing where he goes."
While plot details for Avatar 2 remain a closely guarded secret, one thing we have known for the longest time about the return to Pandora is that it will be delving into the deep and exploring the mysterious underwater world of the alien planet. Producer Jon Landau has also revealed a few more details regarding the direction of the Avatar sequel including that the story will focus on "the Sully family and what one does to keep their family together. Jake and Neytiri will have a family in this movie, they are forced to leave their home, they go out and explore the different regions of Pandora, including spending quite a bit of time on the water, around the water, in the water."
Whatever happens in the upcoming sequels is evidently so emotional that it has broken down even the macho-man Stephen Lang, with the actor recently revealing that the script broght him to tears. "When I finished the last script, I was weeping. I just thought it was so beautiful. Yeah, the final script because he's telling a great, great story, an original story, a beautiful, beautiful story, and I was just incredibly moved by it," Lang said.
Avatar 2 sees cast members Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, CCH Pounder, and Matt Gerald all reprise their roles from the original movie, with Sigourney Weaver returning in a different role. New cast members include Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Oona Chaplin, Vin Diesel, and CJ Jones. Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 have now completed principal filming, and are scheduled to be released on December 16, 2022, and December 20, 2024, respectively. Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 meanwhile are scheduled to be released on December 18, 2026, and December 22, 2028.