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Stephen Lang reprises villain role in Avatar sequels

Stephen Lang reprises villain role in Avatar sequels

Stephen Lang will be the main villain in all four 'Avatar' sequels.

The 64-year-old actor starred as Colonel Miles Quaritch in the 2009 hit movie and despite his demise at the end of the film, director and creator of the franchise James Cameron has confirmed he is set to return in all of the upcoming installments.

Speaking to Empire, Cameron said: "The interesting concept of the 'Avatar' sequels is it's pretty much the same characters.

"There are new characters and a lot of new settings and creatures, so I'm taking characters you know and putting them in unfamiliar places and moving them on this greater journey.

"But it's not a whole bunch of new characters every time. There's not a new villain every time, which is interesting.

"Same guy. Same motherf***er through all four movies. He is so good and he just gets better. I know Stephen Lang is gonna knock this out of the park."

The original 'Avatar' movie - which also starred Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver - grossed $2.7 billion at the global box office, and received widespread praise from movie critics.

Weaver, who starred as Dr Grace Augustine, also died during the first instalment but has been revealed to be returning to the franchise as well and recently revealed preparations have already started to make the much-anticipated follow-up movie.

Cameron previously claimed he is not worried about the delays to the release of the next 'Avatar' movie.

The director intends to make four sequels in total, but there have been significant delays to his original plans, meaning fans have been kept waiting for years for the next installment in the franchise.

In April, Cameron took to Facebook to announce that "concurrent production on four sequels" has begun and the first movie will be released in 2020, followed by the other three in 20121, 2024 and 2025.

He wrote: "Great to be working with the best team in the business! Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels. The journey continues December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025!"