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Avatar Sequel Titles

Avatar Sequel Titles

If you’ve followed any Avatar news within the past week you have heard about the possible Avatar Sequel titles that were leaked. Since none of us know if the titles are legit, and realizing if they are, the studio clearly wasn’t ready to share them publicly, this has kept me from covering them or sharing any opinions on them. I want to learn things about the Avatar sequels when they are shared by the studio or cast, not by an article that may or may not be true. Also if these are the current titles they very well may get changed since they were leaked. I will be fine with whatever the titles are, I’m just excited for the sequels to arrive in due time. We are still two years from the first film and James Cameron himself said that the first film or possibly first and second films need to be successful before they have the green light on the last two.

We know the story through the end of 5, where it’s all going, but there’s no activity on 4 and 5 right now other than we’ve done most of the design work,” James Cameron says. “We know what the characters and the creatures and the places and so on look like, but we don’t have any active teams building models and that sort of thing right now. Wait until we get through the first phase of production cycle.

Lets not get too far ahead of ourselves, here is the schedule as of right now for the planned sequel release dates.

Avatar 2-December 18, 2020

Avatar 3-December 17, 2021

Avatar 4-December 20, 2024

Avatar 5-December 19, 2025

Avatar has a new logo that is papyrus free

Avatar has a new logo that is papyrus free

Avatar changed its logo that they have been using since 2016, here is the older 2016 logo…

And the new one…

Nothing too drastic, and I think the new one looks really good aesthetically. They also got rid of the words “James Cameron’s” which is even more interesting to me than the fact the changed from the papyrus font. I guess the fact the word Avatar is underneath an ikran is enough to distinguish which Avatar franchise it is. Let us know what you think about the new updated look.

Sigourney Weaver on the Avatar Sequels

Sigourney Weaver on the Avatar Sequels

For Avatar you’re playing a completely different role. Is it different for each of the four film sequels?

No, it’s a continuous character. We just finished shooting two and three. We shot it in LA and James has announced publicly that there’s a lot of underwater work, so we learned how to free dive and we did many scenes underwater which was challenging and kind of cool.

I’m so lucky because I always grew up near the water and I’m married to someone from Hawaii and I had learned to swim. Also, you have the best safety divers in the world. The one scary thing is sometimes you have to be weighted down to be on the bottom. Luckily, I would have a safety diver on each arm to get me back to the surface. I was grateful for that, because otherwise I would still be there.

There’s no relationship to your past character?

No, not really.

Do the four sequels play as one story together?

It’s kind of one story. They’re all independent. It works without 4 and 5, but it really is a big saga.

Why do you think the new Avatar films will change the cinema experience?

I think that because the water becomes another world. The scripts are amazing, and in the first one, which I love, I think he hadn’t set up a lot of things. In this one he got to tell this very personal story. They’re amazing. There’s a message to not sacrifice everything for greed and conquest. It will take all four movies to really make that message loud and clear for the whole world.

Will we ever see a Neill Blomkamp Alien 5 project?

We almost started to do it when I was working with James Cameron. But by the time we were put off by Fox, Neill had gotten so many jobs that we’d have to wait probably. I’m busy doing Avatar 4 and 5. I love working with Neill and I think he’d do a terrific job, and James Cameron really thinks it’s a great idea, so you never know. Right now, I think Neill’s got like three projects going at once.

This was taken from an interview done by Ariston Anderson for The Hollywood Reporter, you can find the interview in its entirety HERE.

Well that was short but sweet, but at the same time it was probably the most I’ve heard about Sigourney’s new character, while still not learning too much. When they asked point blank if there was a relationship to her past character and she said, “no, not really.” I feel like that could be telling, she could have said just no,  but no, not really, makes me think it will still be some sense of Grace. Possibly as the voice of Eywa, but that’s pure speculation on my part. I do know I am excited to find out. Comment or email us and let us know what sort of character you think Sigourney will be in the Avatar sequels, will she still have ties to Dr. Augustine? I am also curious about her comments that she’s already working on Avatar 4 and 5. There seems to be some conflicting new lately of what exactly is happening right now. Stephen Lang has said they are on break until December while editing takes place, we know live action is being filmed next year in New Zealand, so exactly where they are in the process right now is a bit murky. However they seem to be making great progress and that in itself is exciting!

Na’vi River Journey Concept Art

Na’vi River Journey Concept Art

Here is some really beautiful concept art for the Na’vi River Journey ride found in Pandora: The World of Avatar. This is the first time I’ve seen any of these and wanted to share it with everyone. These are all from Stephan Martiniere who you can follow on Instagram. It’s very interesting to see what they used from these and also what they chose not to. Check out the link below to read the thoughts and ideas behind Stephan’s work in his own words.

The World Of Avatar: Designing the Na-Vi River Journey Boat Ride

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Avatar: Tsu’teys path variant cover details and Cliff Curtis finished filming on sequels

Avatar: Tsu’teys path variant cover details and Cliff Curtis finished filming on sequels

As we covered in our last article there is a new Avatar comic series by Dark Horse that is releasing this coming January 16th 2019. A few days ago the website Bleeding Cool released a picture of the art for the variant cover (Cover B) of issue one from that series. It features Tsu’tey in front of a Pandoran willow tree in all of its bioluminescent glory.

All of the art we’ve seen to this point has been top notch. I am really excited about the level of detail that has gone into what they’ve shown so far, and so excited after all these years we are getting a new stream of Avatar content. Dark Horse announced the cover was the work of Shea Standefer, who can be found on Twitter and Instagram. Let her and Dark Horse know if you want to see more of her work in the future. She did an amazing job and I hope we see more from her in the Avatar comics.

On to a bit of Avatar sequel news. It was revealed today by Jon Landau on Facebook that Avatar actor Cliff Curtis wrapped his part on the sequels over a month ago. If you remember Cliff Curtis is going to be playing Tonowari who is leader of the Metkayina clan, that has been described as “reef people.” It’s awesome knowing progress has and is being made on the sequels.

Dark Horse Comics to release new Avatar based series called Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path

Dark Horse Comics to release new Avatar based series called Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path

If you haven’t heard yet, on September 27th Dark Horse Comics announced they will be releasing a new Avatar series called Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path. This is the first of the upcoming Avatar comics we learned about in October of 2015. At that time James Cameron teased that the upcoming comics would tell stories from the past, present, and future of Avatar.

After that announcement we didn’t hear much else about when the comics would start happening. In December of 2016 it was announced for FCBD (Free Comic Book Day) of 2017 Dark Horse would be releasing an Avatar comic. You can read more about that in a previous article we wrote HERE. Now it seems we are finally getting into the actual story lines. I am very excited to see where the comic takes us with Tsu’tey and beyond. The FCBD issue was short but very entertaining and had really excellent art work. The upcoming Tsu’tey series is keeping the same writer (Sherri L. Smith) from that issue, and the artist (Doug Wheatley) is going to be doing the covers. However the illustrations will be from Jan Duursema, and inks by Dan Parsons, with Wes Dzioba providing colors. I thought Doug Wheatley really nailed Pandora in comic form, but after checking out the other artists work I think we will be in great hands. The first cover by Wheatley was also released when the series was announced and it’s stunning.

I cannot wait to see where this first series takes us. Even though Tsu’tey passed away I’m glad we will get to know him even better starting this January 16th!

 

Nebgela Creations

Nebgela Creations

I wanted to share a fellow Avatar fans shop, that is on Etsy. You can find it at…

Nebgela Creations Etsy

She sells various items in her shop and I wanted to focus on one in particular. The adorable Na’vi babies she has. I recently purchased one and just received it this week. It was my first purchase on Etsy and from Nebgela Creations and I have to say the process was easy. I used Paypal to pay, and it was shipped right out. One thing I’ll say is be patient, the shipping from Spain to my house took three weeks, and they don’t give you many updates with the tracking number. However it did arrive in perfect shape and I was very excited to open it.

The package has arrived!

It was well wrapped with bubble wrap.

There was two envelopes as well. All done very professionally.

This was the box containing the Na’vi baby.

One envelope had a receipt from my purchase, and this one had a cool Nebgela Creations card with a very lovely note on the back that I’ll keep private, but it was a lovely touch.

Taking the box out of the bubble wrap to find this. It was wrapped in some lovely thick tissue type paper, with three bows securing it. I was really impressed with the care that went into the entire presentation.

Finally I have arrived at the box.

So close!

And opened! The baby was in there as well, he was wrapped up really well with bubble wrap. I love the glitter, it was an awesome touch and really looks cool. I also have had glitter on me somewhere ever since I opened the box.

He arrived safe! Nebgela sculpts these herself out of resin. The detail is amazing, the paint and small details are really superb. These are tiny, pictures don’t do it justice to how small the details are.

He has a new home on my top Avatar shelf.

Here is a shot for fun and to show the size with the 7″ Mattel Movie Masters Neytiri.

The plants really glow under a blacklight, just as if you were on Pandora.

My Na’vi baby ended up about 1 7/8″ I couldn’t be happier with the purchase. If you see anything on her site you want just let Nebgela know, she’s great to work with.

You can also find Nebgela Creations on Facebook and Instagram.

Disney’s Pandora The World of Avatar is on the Time Magazine list of world’s greatest places in 2018

Disney’s Pandora The World of Avatar is on the Time Magazine list of world’s greatest places in 2018

Here’s what Time Magazine had to say about Pandora:

Just as James Cameron’s sci-fi epic Avatar marked a new level of technological innovation for movies, so too is Pandora: The World of Avatar reinventing the modern theme park. Among its other­worldly attractions: an animatronic character that’s “as lifelike as possible” and a botanical garden that glows with neon after sunset. The park’s flagship is Flight of Passage, a ride that combines 3-D projections and virtual reality to create the illusion that guests are flying atop a living, breathing mountain banshee (a creature that figures prominently in Cameron’s mythical universe). The park says it’s the highest-rated attraction at Walt Disney World, per guest surveys.

That is really a lofty achievement. Especially considering it started off as a land that many Disney fans predicted would fail, to the huge crowds and high praise the land has received since opening in May of 2017. It seems the Avatar brand takes many bumps and bruises on the internet, but when it comes to performance it tends to click with people and shine. If you are a fan of Avatar and have yet to visit this amazing place, it needs to be #1 on your bucket list. It’s a sight to behold that immerses you so much you start the feel as if you are on the moon Pandora.

 

Mattel Avatar Checklist

Mattel Avatar Checklist

I’ve noticed a lot of checklists from the Mattel Avatar figure line that are online that claim to be complete but are far from it. So I thought I’d put together a complete checklist of what was released in the US distribution region. As far as foreign releases I am not 100% sure, I have seem a couple variants and one set we never received here at all.

For a text only checklist CLICK HERE.

Avatar Mattel Figure Checklist

Human/RDA Figures


Norm Spellman
Trudy Chacon
Dr. Grace Augustine
Jake Sully
Jake Sully (Harley Shirt)
Col Miles Quaritch

Na’vi/RDA Figures


Avatar Jake Sully
Avatar Jake Sully (w/ bio lume)
Avatar Jake Sully Warrior
Avatar Jake Sully RDA
Avatar Norm Spellman
Avatar Norm Spellman (w/ bio lume)
Avatar Dr. Grace Augustine
Tsu’tey
Tsu’tey (w/ bio lume) Nintendo Wii & DS exclusive
Tsu’tey (warpaint)
Neytiri
Neytiri (w/ bio lume)
Eytukan
Eytukan (w/ bio lume)
Akwey (w/ bio lume)

RDA Vehicles


Amp Suit
Amp Suit
RDA Gunship
RDA Grinder

Creatures


Thanator
Direhorse
Direhorse (w/ bio lume)
Leonopteryx
Jake’s Banshee
Tsu’tey’s Banshee

Misc Sets


Interactive Battle Pack
Viperwolf Attack with Avatar Jake Sully
The Final Battle (2010 SDCC exclusive)

Movie Masters 7″ Figures


Avatar Jake Sully RDA (Xbox 360 & PS3 exclusive)
Avatar Jake Sully Warrior
Avatar Jake Sully
Neytiri
Col Miles Quaritch

i-TAGs


Each figure comes with its own i-TAG with a few exceptions.* The tags could be used in front of a webcam by going to www.avataritag.com where you could then manipulate their movements in real time. It was a lot of fun but sadly the website no longer is active. Two i-TAGs were exclusive to pre-ordering Avatar The Game for PS3 and Xbox 360 at Best Buy.

Beyda’amo SWAN G.A.V. (Best Buy exclusive)

*The Movie Master 7″ figures, the video game exclusives, and the 2010 SDCC set didn’t have i-TAGs

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