Everyone in Hollywood knows that director/producer/writer James Cameron is a miracle worker. Just four of his films, Terminator, Aliens, Titanic and Avatar alone are the highest box office grossing films in cinematic history making him the most successful filmmaker in the business earning him that miracle worker title. However, now Mr. Cameron will be doing something that does embark on the supernatural, he will resurrect certain characters for his upcoming Avatar sequels.
Cameron has announced that he has asked actor Stephen Lang to reprise his role of Colonel Quaritch for each of the three sequels yet to be filmed. Last we saw of Quaritch he was the recipient of two huge Na’vi arrows lunged through his chest cavity and assumed left for dead in the jungle. How Cameron plans on bringing back the hard-ass commander is anyone’s guess but if there is a person capable of resurrecting the cinematic dead it would be Cameron.
The other miracle isn’t quite as exceptional as a rising from the dead but it comes close. Cameron also said that he has invited Sigourney Weaver to return for at least one of the three remaining Avatar sequels. Weaver played exobiologist Grace Augustine in the first film in which she also dies. Cameron doesn’t plan on finding a way to bring Augustine back to life but will have Weaver star as an entirely new character. Returning to their previous roles will be Sam Worthington as Jake Sully and Zoe Saldana as Neytiri.
The next three films will be released sequentially beginning December 2016 through December 2018. Sequel number one begins filming this October.