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Did you like Steven Land as Quaritch in Avatar? I hope you did, because you’re about to see a lot more of him.
Speaking with Empire, James Cameron has revealed that all four Avatar sequels will feature the same villain. Yep, Land as returning as Quaritch, the walking cliche. (Warning for language)
The interesting conceit of the Avatar sequels is it’s pretty much the same characters. 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 motherfucker 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.
I… don’t even know what to say. It’s a generic military character. Big whoop.
As to why he’s doing four films, Cameron blames Peter Jackson.
I said ‘It’s your fault I’m doing this, motherfucker!’” He recalls. “It’s one big story. But I would say a little bit different from The Lord Of The Rings, which you knew was a trilogy and that allowed you to accept a sort of truncated ending for movies one and two and then a fulfillment. This is a greater narrative broken up into four complete stories.
With everything that comes out about these films, my non-existent interest in them sinks even lower. I am not hesitant to say that I think Cameron is about the most over rated director today. Ever since the endless love that was heaped on T2: Judgement Day, his ego has known no bounds, and it isn’t deserved. His stories are derivative, full of plot holes and just not that interesting.
I love Aliens, but it’s because of that universe, not him.
I think the original Terminator is better than T2, but let us not forget who got sued over the similarities to a Harlan Ellison episode of Outer Limits entitled “Soldier.” Ellison sued and he has since had to be acknowledged in the credits.
Avatar is Dances With Wolves with blue cat people.
Cameron hasn’t had an original idea in years, and he clearly isn’t going to with his next four films either.
Source: Empire .