Stephen Lang would be playing Colonel Miles Quaritch in the upcoming sequel to Avatar. In an exclusive interview with Empire Magazine, the actor provided further information about his return to the role, now with a fresh upgrade, as the amount of apprehension and conjecture about Avatar: The Way of Water continued to rise. On December 16, Avatar: The Way of Water debuts exclusively in theatres.
The antagonist from the previous movie, who was killed by two arrows to the chest, will make a reappearance in the sequel as a Recombinant, an avatar clone that contains the memories of human troops. The movie will feature an entire army of avatar troops prepared for fight, so the character won’t be returning on his or her own. This newer Quaritch is now seeking retribution after remembering what happened to him in the first movie.
Lang informed the EmpireMagazine, “He’s bigger, he’s bluer, he’s pissed off. But there may possibly be an aspect of humility. When you take two Na’vi arrows in the chest, that’s gonna have some kind of effect on you.” Empire Magazine also provided a fresh look from the movie, showing Quaritch in his newly discovered appearance, along with the revelation of how the character will be making a comeback.
The character is seen in the image standing over the other people in a lab in his new avatar form. There is a holographic brain scan behind the main figure. Quaritch’s avatar has a resemblance to how he appeared in the first movie, complete with a military buzz cut, tank top, and camouflage pants. Quaritch won’t be the only one returning for vengeance; the RDA, the same business from the first movie, is also scheduled to make a comeback with more advanced technology to battle the Na’vi.
The business will once more plunder Pandora for more resources, but this time they are paying particular attention to its oceans. The RDA has constructed a sizable metropolis on Pandora called Bridgehead with a 3D printing plant that will be used to produce weapons, unlike the Hell’s Gate complex from the first movie. Avatar: The Way of Water is building up to be an action-packed spectacle that spectators have not seen before with the return of the same villains from the first movie and a group of avatar troops prepared for fight.