American actor Stephen Lang has revealed that the much-anticipated sequels of the science-fiction alien movie Avatar will start filming soon.
Yeah, you heard right. The cameras will start rolling once more for the award-winning movie early next year.
Lang hinted on this during the panel to promote his movie “Don’t Breathe” at the Wizard World Comic Con Chicago. The actor said that working on the set of “Avatar” sequels will keep him occupied in the next few years.
However, it appears fans will have to wait a long time for the masterpiece to hit the big screen.
“As the New Year turns, we start to shoot for the Avatar sequels,” Lang told the press, as reported by Blastr. “I think that the whole process of making the films and opening the films will go to about 2023.”
Lang will retain his role as the main villain in the movie; Colonel Miles Quaritch. Quaritch is the ruthless chief of security of the Hell’s Gate community in the alien world of Pandora.
“His character will evolve into really unexpected places across the arc of our new three-film saga,” the actor added.
During an interview with Variety, director-producer James Cameron explained why he decided to make four sequels for the movie.
“We have decided to embark on a truly massive cinematic project, making four epic films, each of which stands alone but together forms a complete saga,” Cameron said. “Trust me, these are films that were designed to be seen in theaters and on the big screen first.”
Nevertheless, we are yet to find out how Quaritch will make his comeback to the story since the character died in the first film.
Here’s how the sequels will unfold;
Avatar 2 – December 2018
Avatar 3 – December 2020
Avatar 4 – December 2022
Avatar 5 – December 2023