Julia is someone who I’ve followed since I first heard and saw this amazing music video I’ve shared below. She has a truly amazing voice and today the official Avatar account recognized her fantastic cosplay. Check her out, and let Avatar, James Cameron, and Jon Landau know if you’d like to hear her on one of the Avatar sequel soundtracks.
I have to start off by saying big thanks to Nick for sharing this with me. Give him a follow, he’s a long time Avatar fan.
So while we don’t have any official word on this release yet, Amazon UK had a pre-order up for a new Avatar series called Avatar-The High Ground. The pre-order has since been taken down but I took some screen shots last night when I saw it. The listing is brief but still tells us a lot of great information. Plus the cover looks fantastic.
This sounds really exciting. I have been waiting a long time to see what has happened on Pandora since Avatar ended, and we finally get to dive into that world again. I love that the book will be 96 pages, and is the first in a series of three. If the other two hold up we will be getting almost 300 pages of new Avatar goodness. I can’t wait to be introduced into the Sully family and revisit familiar faces and meet the all new ones. Being based of James Cameron’s unused sequel, and adapted by Sherri Smith almost assures us a fantastic story. Sherri was the writer of the previous Avatar comic series, Avatar-Tsu’tey’s Path. Even though the listing was pulled I hope it sticks to the January 23rd, 2020 release date and we will soon be diving back into some new Avatar goodness.
As you may have heard, we are getting a new Avatar mobile game from FoxNext Games. I highly suggest you check out the official website https://www.pandorarising.com/ for more information. It currently has some screen shots and an email sign up to let you know when the game is released in your country. What is very exciting for me is that there is now a YouTube video out with some game play that I wanted to share. Big irayo to ValleyFlyin for sharing this with us all, give him a follow on Facebook and a like on his video,
If you want to check out the game play without commentary you can see another video from Egameplay4U.
Avatar falls to Endgame for all-time box office gross
How cool is this? Jon Landau gives us a short preview of the water tank we’ve heard so much about, and we learn some of the cast and crew is back working in LA on a short little under water shoot. Even thought it is super short, I am happy to hear the first update we have had in quite awhile.
It’s hard to tell from this little amount of information but it sure looks like it. Updates to follow as we learn more.
Meanwhile, James Cameron’s Avatar 2 and its followups have been delayed again. The first of the planned sequel films has been pushed back a year, from Dec. 18, 2020 to Dec. 17, 2021. Avatar 3 has been pushed back two years, from its December 2021 date to Dec. 22, 2023. Avatar 4 has been delayed a year, from December 2024 to Dec. 29, 2025, while Avatar 5 has moved two years from December 2025 to Dec. 27, 2027. The Avatar sequels have a long history of being pushed, with filmmaker James Cameron in the past stating he needed more time to refine the technology for the films, which he shooting consecutively. “Busy on set, so no time to hang around but just dropping in to share the news — Sivako!” he tweeted Tuesday after the news broke.
It would seem it is in fact about the first sequel, Avatar 2 is now pushed back again.
Live Action Filming on the sequels is about to begin in New Zealand
Hey guys! First of all let me say, this is a very exciting time for us Avatar fans, as motion capture has wrapped up we now are moving to the next phase, live action filming. As with the first Avatar the cast and crew is going to be doing live action filming at Stone Creek Studios. Jon Landau has been sharing some new and exciting photos of himself, James Cameron, and some of the cast and crew who are already in New Zealand preparing to shoot. Besides the first Avatar, Stone Creek Studios has also hosted production of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit trilogy. Being in New Zealand helps James Cameron and crew be close to Weta Digital as well, who is currently working on the VFX for Avatar 2 and 3.
The World of Avatar : A Visual Celebration by Joshua Izzo
There is a new Avatar book coming called The World of Avatar: A Visual Celebration, it is set to be released on October 1st of this year. The title may be a bit confusing as we already have the theme park Pandora-The World of Avatar, but this is totally separate from that. Here is a description of the book from the publisher Penguin Random House.
About The World of Avatar
Return to Pandora in this exciting celebration of the ten year anniversary of Avatar‘s release
Celebrate the first decade of James Cameron’s Avatar and the beginnings of an epic cinematic journey. Delve into the majestic world of Pandora and discover the incredible wealth of creativity that led this story to become the highest-grossing film of all time and the winner of three Academy Awards.
The World of Avatar celebrates, explores and explains the spectacular world of Pandora-its extraordinary geology, flora and fauna, and the customs and beliefs of its people, the mysterious Na’vi. The book uniquely covers key content from all aspects of the burgeoning franchise. It combines original movie stills and artwork with stunning imagery from Cirque du Soleil’s Avatar-inspired show Toruk: The First Flight; Disney World’s Pandora-The World of Avatar; and the 2019 Dark Horse comic book series Tsu’tey’sPath.
Concluding with a preview of a new Avatar era, this rich, in-world guide will fuel excitement for the long-awaited release of Avatar 2 in December 2020.
It looks pretty cool to me, and I love Avatar books, so I am very excited to pick this us. You can pre-order it now from Amazon for $19.99 at the link below.
There has been several new updates to the sequels in February and March. Two new actors have been announced. Brenden Cowell as Mick Scoresby, a captain of a large-scale marine hunting vessel on Pandora, and Edie Falco as General Ardmore, the Commander in charge of the RDA’s interests. Also this past Thursday 3/28/19 Jon Landau announced the 2nd unit tank work was completed. It really feels like things are getting buttoned up on the Avatar motion/performance capture front. Live action is rumored to begin in May, so that is fast approaching.
I share this post from Jon Landau because in the comments I saw something very interesting to me, because it is something I have wondered about for a long time…
I noticed Jon only replied to this one comment out of 48. So it’s not like he was under any expectation to answer this, so I take this at face value. It’s very interesting that a composer hasn’t been chosen yet, but I am positive that Jon and Jim will find the best one for their vision. I am very sad James Horner passed away, his music was truly a masterpiece in the first film.
Over time I’ve noticed lots of awesome pictures on Instagram of Avatar inspired fans who are really showcasing some amazing makeup skills. I’ve seen any where from people doing it for fun, to practicing for Halloween, to actual makeup professionals doing tutorials. I reached out to the creators behind some of my favorite pictures for permission to re-post their work, and here are the results in no particular order. You can follow any of these talented ladies on Instagram by clicking their username under each photo. What I love the most is they all have their own unique take, yet they are all really awesome in their own right.
Here is a big thank you to each artist for allowing me to share their work with you all. Feel free to give them a follow or hope on and give them some likes and show them support. As always you can find this blog on Instagram as well at AvatarSequelsdotcom or follow me personally at Wameyn.