The Youtube channel FilmIsNow posted three Avatar behind the scenes videos this past week. I’ve seen a lot of the footage but there was some footage was new to me. I love anything “behind the scenes and making of” that involves Avatar, so I wanted to share.
This is a letter that was shared by James Cameron back on July 23, 2020. I never posted or spoke on it at the time, what else was there to say? We were in the middle of a pandemic with no end in sight, the sequels were going to suffer yet another delay, and it was a frightening time for many. Almost a year later as I look back I can say I’m glad this delay happened. I want James Cameron, Jon Landau, and the rest of the crew working on these sequels to be able to make them the best possible version that they can. I also want them to be safe, and at that time there were so many questions and very few answers in regards to Covid. I’m thankful with time they were able to overcome and complete the live action and motion capture to Avatar 2 and 3. It’s also nice to see improvements in the fight against Covid-19 with mass roll outs of vaccines. I realize there are places and countries still struggling mightily with the virus and many people have been deeply affected. My heart and my prayers go out to those people affected. I hope by December 16, 2022 that Covid will be a thing of the past and we can gather together in our theaters and watch Avatar 2 in celebration of Avatars arrival and Covid-19s departure.
Yesterday Avatar.com, the official website for Avatar, released a stunning new update. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out. You can do a bit of everything on there now, from learning Na’vi words from Paul Frommer himself, to planning a trip to Pandora: The World of Avatar, to exploring the fan communities of Learn Na’vi, Kelutral, and Avatar Meet. It’s becoming a truly centralized location of where fans can go to check out everything going on in the Avatar universe, I think it’s fantastic! It’s great seeing the Avatar franchise move closer to relaunching itself in the build up to Avatar 2.
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There is some really exciting news for those of us who have been patiently waiting for Avatar: Pandora Rising to launch. This week a new update was sent to current users and it included some very interesting details. The update shared that on Wednesday June 9th, the current game will be removed from app stores for new players, and the ability to make in-app purchases will be disabled. Following that the next phase of development will be implemented, making some major changes to the game. There is a plan to bring the current players into the next phase of the game, although it’s not specific if you will be able to keep your current progress or not. It is highly encouraged you link your Facebook account and take a picture of your PID in your player profile as a precaution against losing progress. That leads me to believe you will keep your current progress when the game gets it’s official global launch. It sounds like we are getting really close to a point where everyone will soon be able to play Pandora Rising together.