Dileep Rao has been confirmed to return in the Avatar sequel. The first Avatar film introduced viewers to a number of key secondary characters, including Dileep Rao’s Max Patel. One of the civilian scientists working in the Avatar project, Max seemed to have been working on Pandora for a number of years. He became fiercely loyal to Grace Augustine’s leadership, and warned Grace that Jake was reporting to Colonel Quaritch.
According to Deadline, Rao is the latest member of