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Avatar: The High Ground new information

Avatar: The High Ground new information

I’ve come across a couple of additional bits of information for the much anticipated Avatar: The High Ground, the paperback book series which we first discussed back in October of 2019. If you need a refresher on what we knew check out this article-http://avatarsequels.com/avatar-the-high-ground/

The United Arab Emirates Amazon site has the book listed as-James Cameron’s Avatar: The High Ground Volume 1 Advent To War. That aligns with what we had already known, that the book was a series of three, so now we have the name of book one. AE Amazon also confirms the page length of being 96 pages, the same as the UK listing showed, and has the same ISBN numbers. Sadly no new information on the release as it shows the original date of 1/23/20. Hopefully after Avatar: The Next Shadow finishes up we will get more information on when The High Ground will release. Nick noticed that two of the pieces of character art from the Avatar: The Next Shadow Q&A showed two new Na’vi, and it looks like in the top left corner it says “High Ground.” So I believe we have a couple pieces of character art from the upcoming series. Thanks for the eagle eye on noticing that Nick. Pentyarus page shows is it from book 1, and neither character showed up in The Next Shadow issue 1.

Happy 5th Anniversary of the Toruk-The First Flight Premiere

Happy 5th Anniversary of the Toruk-The First Flight Premiere

To celebrate the fifth year anniversary of Toruk-The First Flight premiere I wanted to share some of my favorite images and characters from the production. Toruk was truly a spectacle, rivaling Avatar the movie in the emotions it conveyed, and the amazing visuals. There is nothing quite like seeing a mighty Toruk flying right in front of you, watching a viperwolf run by, or watching the Na’vi on Pandora with your own eyes. I can’t thank everyone who performed in, or worked on this enough for all of the wonderful memories. It really touched many of us deeply. Five short years later a lot has changed for the worst for the performers who brought us so much joy, many of their professional lives are currently a struggle due to COVID, here is to a better 2021 for them all.

Toruk was a prequel and took place thousands of years before the movie. We were introduced to new clans, characters, music, fauna, and the very first Toruk Makto. It is a story of Ralu and Entu as they grown and realize their destiny-

Ralu (originally played by Jeremiah Hughes & Gabriel Christo), Member of the Omaticaya Clan, is the son of a formidable hunter who taught him exceptional focus and discipline. Ralu is a sensitive and compassionate boy on the brink of adulthood. Although he is only 14 years old (in Earth years), there is a calm and quiet force about him that underscores his carefree attitude. Always on the lookout for his childhood friend and protégé Entu, Ralu is a natural born leader. Whenever the going gets tough, he channels all his energy and skills into the challenge at hand and invariably gets the job done. Just ask Entu, whom Ralu once saved from certain death by luring away a thanator during archery practice deep in the rainforest. No wonder everybody rallies behind Ralu – his is a doer and a thinker with a heart of gold!

Entu (Originally played by Daniel Crispin, Guillaume Paquin), Member of the Omaticaya Clan, lost both of his parents early in life in a freak attack by a thanator. He is the same age (14 years old in Earth years) as his lifelong friend Ralu – his mentor – with whom he has always engaged in a healthy competition that has definitely kept him on his toes. Spunky and intense, Entu is fully in touch with his emotions and knows to follow and trust his instincts. One day, when a member of his clan ventured too far out on a cliff edge and was left dangling on a limb, Entu instantly concocted an ingenious counterweight device using his pack, a sturdy branch and some vines to lower himself down the mountain face and save the boy, showing total disregard for his own safety. With his quick wit and dauntless spirit, Entu is eager – and ready – to dive headlong into the adventures that lie ahead.

Tsyal (originally played by Giulia Piolanti & Zoé Sabattié), Member of the Tawkami Clan, is the only child of a village chief who lost her mother at a tender age. She was raised by her grandmother with the help of other members of her clan, as is the custom among the Na’vi. Highly proficient in herbal lore, her grandmother was a chemist widely revered among the Tawkami for her unique remedies and concoctions. Tsyal’s clan is renowned throughout the land for their knowledge of chemistry and alchemy, and the abilities she inherited from her grandmother are transmitted every two generations through a special bond among clan members. Spurred by her grandmother’s legacy and wanting to live up to the expectations bestowed upon her, Tsyal has taken great pride in creating innovative mixtures and recipes of her own. True to her clan nestled deep inside the primeval forests of Pandora, this easygoing, sprightly girl with an indomitable spirit has a cheerful nature and loves to play tricks. With a mere seed, she can put the fiercest beast to sleep; with the frailest-looking flower, she can induce the most beautiful dreams or provoke the most terrifying nightmares. Such is the tremendous power of the natural elements that Tsyal and her clan have learned to understand and harness.

The Storyteller (originally played by Raymond O’Neil), an Anurai, is one of the last surviving members of this clan. He has been around humans – aka the Sky People – ever since he met a feisty xenobotanist with whom he forged a powerful friendship back in the 2140s. Several years later, the Storyteller witnessed firsthand the last time of Great Sorrow during which the Omaticaya Hometee was destroyed. Distressed by the discord among the clans on his home world, and learning how humans were tearing each other apart in the wake of the great climatic upheavals on Earth, the resilient Storyteller decided to reach out once more to the Sky People who saw him as a kind of translator and a wise go-between. By making humans aware of the bravery, valor and ingenuity of the Na’vi, he seeks above all to avoid history from repeating itself. He also aims to impress upon the Sky People the urgency of preserving their bonds with nature, and the necessity of pulling together to live in unity and peace.

*This was the original background of The Storyteller, however at the end of the show The Storyteller mentions he is telling his own story, because he is an older Entu. The reason behind the change per Jeremiah Hughes (Ralu) was that Raymond didn’t feel the connection to the character or story. So the characters background was changed to him being an older Entu and from the Omatikaya clan. So the very first Toruk Makto is the one telling his story, the story of the first Toruk Makto.

The Shaman (originally played by Cumie Dunio who was injured before the premiere and replaced by Priscilia le Foll), the Shaman has a vision seeing Vitrautral, the Tree of Souls, surrounded by a lake of liquid fire, Our most sacred place-our direct link to Eywa-is burning!

Anurai Clan Chief Stacey Magiera

Tipani Clan Chief Lisanna Ohm

Omatikaya Clan Chief Christian Sanchez

Tawkami Clan Chief Nick Beyeler

Kekunan Clan Chief Viktor Franyo

Ralu

Entu

Tsyal

Viperwolf

Direhorse

Austrapede

Turtapede

Woodsprites

Toruk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Avatar Day 2020

Happy Avatar Day 2020

Well friends today is 12/18 meaning Avatar released in 2009 in the United States 11 years ago today. I can’t believe it has already been a year since we celebrated the 10th anniversary with the official Avatar account on twitter. I am celebrating 11 years by re-watching that stream. If you missed that, or just want to go back and re-watch your favorite parts, you can still do so here- Avatar 10 Year Anniversary

I’m thankful for all the Avatar fans who are still out there, who still are waiting on the sequels, and who can’t wait to go back to Pandora. It will be worth the wait!

In the short term I am very excited for Omaticon 2021, and for the upcoming comic series, Avatar: The Next Shadow. Omaticon should be a fun online fan gathering, and The Next Shadow is the first time since 2009 we get to see what Jake, Neytiri, and the Omatikaya people have been up to since we saw them on screen. Lets hope ’21 will be a great year for us Avatar fans, and the movie theater industry can bounce back in time for the 2022 Avatar 2 release.

Preorders open for Avatar: The Last Shadow issue 2

Preorders open for Avatar: The Last Shadow issue 2

Preorders are now up for the second issue of the new Avatar comic miniseries coming out from publisher Dark Horse, Avatar: The Next Shadow. On sale 2/3/21, 32 pages in length. The first issue in this series releases in one month from today on 1/6/20.

With grievances of the past compounding and the Omatikaya refuge in unrest, an uprising begins! A member of the tribe challenges Jake’s claim to leadership–invoking a trial by combat!

Preorder both issue 1 and 2 HERE

For more information about issue 1 click HERE

Happy Halloween 2020

Happy Halloween 2020

Happy Halloween 2020! Continuing on from our Halloween 2019 tradition, I wanted to share some of my favorite make up and cosplay artists from Instagram. Each person has given permission to use their photo and I included a link to each of their profiles. Please feel free to support all of them with a follow or some likes, and these are in no particular order. I love the varying hair styles, colors, and techniques that each person used, they all make for vastly different variations, but they are all beautiful and unique.

@acvaliongomakeupp

@larazurita

@gabriellamromero

@karensos3

@pinkybaby.makeup

@cosplaykatx

@itsmarionmua

@paolagonzalezmakeup

@lu.mariie

@natalia.penczek

@makeupbysimarr

@kajal__134

@bytatig

@k___royalty

@glamxduarte

@nandinixx__

@dimitrab__

@hayleyshanksmakeup

@mymakeuplala

@nicollechangc

@isabellamoreiramakeup

@dez_mua

@blancablogs

@britney.does.makeup

@diane.mi

A big irayo (thank you) to everyone for sharing their talented pictures with me. Something that is awesome about the Na’vi in Avatar is they are all blue, they don’t have to deal with some of the things we do. With that said the ladies who’ve created these amazing makeup designs aren’t blue, they have all different colors of skin and come from all around the globe, and some have personally dealt with racism. There was a post on @diane.mi Instagram that really hit me. The caption was this, “Growing up in predominately white schools, I was always mocked for everything linked to my korean heritage.⁣” That’s heart breaking to read as a white person. I don’t know Diane personally but from the tiny bit I’ve spoken to her I can tell she’s a lovely person. Take a moment and think about what you say, how it potentially impacts others for years after you said it. Let’s be positive, lift each other up, love one another. That also can help impact peoples lives in a positive way for years to come. You never know what people are dealing with behind the scenes. I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween 2020 and you get to enjoy it with friends and family.

Halloween tips and links to become your favorite Na’vi or Avatar

Halloween tips and links to become your favorite Na’vi or Avatar

Halloween is now only 3 days away. If you’re looking for a way to finish off your Avatar costume this Saturday there are a few ways you can do so. One of the most popular ways is by doing a Halloween staple, face paint.

Here is a really good Na’vi makeup tutorial by @blancablogs, special thanks to Blanca for letting us share this with you.

If makeup isn’t your thing, or you want to try and compliment face makeup without going full body paint, visit shopDisney. There you can pick up a great looking Na’vi hoodie or shirt. At different times they also have in stock Na’vi tails, knives, spears, and a few other great accessories.

Another great compliment to the face paint, and a nice way to avoid the time consuming full body paint, is a body suit from Ruby’s, which can be found on Amazon HERE. Or if you’re looking for a Jake Sully RDA costume, it can be found on Amazon as well HERE.

For some more accessories from Amazon for your costume check out the following links-

Jake Sully Wig

Jake Sully mask

Jake Sully ears

Neytiri Wig

Neytiri wig and ears

I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween, stay tuned we have one more Halloween article for 2020 coming soon!

 

 

 

Preorders now open for Avatar: The Next Shadow

Preorders now open for Avatar: The Next Shadow

Preorders for Avatar: The Last Shadow are now up for issue 1. Plus we get a look at the actual cover of the first issue. So far I don’t see any alternate covers, so it will be interesting to see if any are added in the near future. The issue releases on 1/6/21 and is 32 pages in length.

Jake Sully maintains his position as leader of the Omatikaya Na’vi tribe, but with their homeland in ruins, he begins to doubt his place among them. As the Na’vi and human feud persists, tensions between the tribes begin to escalate as longstanding family rivalries ignite–spawning treachery and betrayal! * An untold story set immediately after the events of Avatar!

I find it very interesting we have a human on the cover of the first issue. This is a continuation of the Avatar story from the first movie, I’m curious if all the RDA aligned humans weren’t expelled or if more have already shown up. The story the Hollywood Reporter shared said this story takes place in the immediate aftermath of the movie, so I look forward to finding out more about what’s happening on the cover.

My personal online comic shop is TFAW.com as they are part of the same company as the Avatar series publisher Dark Horse. Click Here to preorder.

Avatar Sequel Set Pictures and speculation

Avatar Sequel Set Pictures and speculation

Hey everyone! Jon Landau continues to show amazing photos of sets and the cast from the upcoming sequels. He has recently shared some great news and that is that they are headed back to New Zealand next week to resume working on the Avatar sequels which have been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. He also recently shared the these photos.

The Matador, a high speed forward command vessel (bottom), and the Picador jetboat (top). Wow look at that harpoon on the Matador. I think these are clearly RDA boats, you can even see the “OPS” from what is most likely CET-OPS on the Picadors side, and CET from CET-OPS from the Matadors side. Curious what CET-OPS mean as we had SEC-OPS in the first film. If you rode the Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom you know we get to see some of the sea creatures that will most likely be in the sequels like the giant nalutsa. Also when Avatar released the first bit of concept art from the sequels we got to see two Na’vi riding ilu. It wouldn’t surprise me a bit if the RDA were hunting the nalutsa or ilu in the movie with giant harpoons like these.

Bottom row left to right, Zoe Saldana (Neytiri of the Omatikaya) and Sam Worthington (Jake Sully, Chief of the Omatikaya). Top row left to right, Kate Winslet (Ronal of the Metkayina) and Cliff Curtis (Tonowari, Chief of the Metkayina). This is fantastic to see, this is the first picture I’ve seen of Sam on set, and we get a chance to see them in the silver water mo-cap suits. We first saw the underwater suits in early 2018 when Zoe posted a video and some pictures of herself while wearing one on IG. The floating white balls were discussed by Jon on another photo, they prevent light from contaminating the underwater performance capture system while allowing anyone in the water to surface safely.

One of the first looks we got of the underwater mo-cap suits, shared by Zoe Saldana on IG in 2018.

James Cameron giving the actors direction before they dive underwater to capture performances for a scene. Here we get a blurry but good view of the white balls again. I would love to know who all is in this shot. I believe the far right could be Lea Catania.

This is such a cool behind the scenes shot of how they are doing the underwater mo-cap production. I really hope we get a great making-of book for Avatar 2. I can’t wait to learn so much more about all the new technology that’s going into the sequels.

The aft well deck section of the Sea Dragon, a massive mothership that carries an array of other sea-going craft in the Avatar sequels. It really looks like the RDA are looking to dominate the Pandoran oceans in Avatar 2. It will be very interesting to see how all of these different vessels play out.

Sigourney Weaver (Grace Augustine) and Joel David Moore (Norm Spellman) back in the Site 26 Shack set for some scenes for the new movies. Wow this picture sure brings back memories, it looks like it is straight from the original Avatar. It will have been 12 years between Avatar and Avatar 2, so I love the idea of flashbacks like this. Which brings me to the next photos that Jon shared with us in 2019, think there is any chance we get to see Trudy again in a flashback? I know she stopped by as a visitor, I think it would be pretty special if they worked her into a flashback.

Michelle Rodriguez (Trudy Chacon) with Garrett Warren (Avatar stunt coordinator).

Jon Landau and Michelle on set in New Zealand.

Michelle with James Cameron.

 

Mattias Zimmergren covers I see you

Mattias Zimmergren covers I see you

Hey guys! Earlier today in the Facebook group Avatar Meet Mattias shared a new video with us. There are a lot of Avatar fans in that group, but I know not everyone has Facebook and so this post is for everyone else out there who didn’t get a chance to listen. This is his guitar cover of the Leona Lewis song, I see you. Don’t forget to swing by and show Mattias love on his Facebook.

Back in October we shared another cover of I see you, performed by Julia Westlin. Check that post out HERE.