Stephen Lang Will Return For 'Avatar' Sequel

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Stephen Lang will return for "Avatar 2." | 20century Fox

Stephen Lang is coming back to Pandora. According to, Lang will reprise his role as the villain in James Cameron's "Avatar" sequels. The slight problem that Cameron has to work out? Lang's character, Miles Quaritch, was killed at the end of the first "Avatar."

"I'm not going to say exactly HOW we're bringing him back, but it's a science fiction story, after all," Cameron told when announcing the news. Lang wouldn't be the first actor to have their "Avatar" character return from the dead in some form: Sigourney Weaver is also expected to come back for the "Avatar" sequels even though her character perished in the original film.

"Okay, here’s the deal. When you have a science-fiction series, a science-fiction franchise, you’re never dead, unless your DNA is expunged from the universe," Cameron told Vulture in 2011 about how Weaver could play a role in the second film. "And then there’s always time travel!"

Not mentioned as a possible "Avatar" bad guy: Arnold Schwarzenegger. Latino Review reported that Schwarzenegger was up for the part, but his involvement was denied by 20th Century Fox.

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