Stephen Lang Set to Return as Villain for All 4 ‘Avatar’ Sequels, James Cameron Says

“There’s not a new villain every time … same motherf—– through all four movies,” director says

Stephen Lang is returning as the villain for not just one “Avatar” sequel but all four, director James Cameron said on Tuesday.

“The interesting conceit of the ‘Avatar’ sequels is it’s pretty much the same characters,” Cameron told Empire. “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—- 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,” Cameron added.

Lang played Commander Miles Quaritch in the first “Avatar” film.

In 2013, it was announced he would reprise his role in three upcoming sequels despite having been killed off in the original movie. Lang’s character died when Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) shot him twice through the chest with her father’s bow.

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Nearly eight years after the release of “Avatar” and its record-breaking $2.7 billion worldwide box office gross, the production on the four sequel is officially underway since April.

“Avatar 2” is now tagged for a Dec. 18, 2020 release date, with “Avatar 3” set for Dec. 17, 2021.

The fourth “Avatar” film will come out three years later on Dec. 20, 2024, followed by a fifth film on Dec. 19, 2025. Stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver are also returning.