The AVATAR sequel has been a come and go sort of thing over the past few years. Nobody really knows whats going on. We’ve heard the odd bit of news on where James Cameron is at with the scripts and how many more sequels he’s added to it, but there’s not been a massive amount of discussion.
Stephen Lang will return as the tough Col. in the sequel, somehow, and he’s even given some details on when production will be starting.
“We’re getting there. We’re in good shape. We’ll be starting certainly early in the new year. But you know, the thing is, as you can imagine with a film like AVATAR, it’s not like the work hasn’t been going on. The design, the production design, the various worlds, and creatures and environments, that’s all being worked on.”
I have no idea how Lang’s character is returning to the franchise, along with Sigourney Weaver’s character in the film. Along with that, Lang also went on to discuss they’re over 75% of the scripts for the four upcoming sequels for Cameron’s epics.
“That’s what he’s done, he creates problems in which he then needs to invent a technology and a new way to do it, and I believe that’s part of the quite perverse joy for him in this is creating these seemingly insurmountable problems, and then bringing aboard people who can be helpful and say, ‘This is what we’ve got to do.’ So it’s a massive effort, but I have every expectation because I’m pretty intimately aware of what’s going. It’s going to be an absolute joy to behold.”
Lang even got asked how he’s returning, which he just passed onto Cameron’s sic-fi story:
“Well, how am I still in them, I guess I would just quote Jim Cameron on that when he’s asked that and he leans forward in that intimidating way and says, ‘Hey. It’s science fiction.’ There’s the answer to that.”
Fingers crossed all this waiting from 2009 for a sequel means they’re going to be huge as we see them come in 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2023 for the four films.
Source: Ain’t It Cool News