After you see the Avatar rerelease in theaters you will see 1 of 3 Avatar 2 scenes. There is one scene that has the Sully family kids, and Metkayina kid swimming, another scene has Ronal and Tonowari speaking, and a third with Lo’ak and Payakan the tulkun. After my viewing of Avatar last night my theater had the Lo’ak and Payakan scene, so I wanted to go over the dialog and break it down for those who haven’t seen that particular Avatar 2 preview. I hope you enjoy the video, feel free to comment and let me know what type of content you would like to see covered, or any ideas, suggestion, or complaints, thanks!
It’s that time of the year again, filled with goblins, pumpkins, ghouls, candy, and our annual Avatar cosplay/makeup post. If you have missed the previous two I will link them below. It’s fun to show off the many talented artists from Instagram, who through makeup and their own body create an amazing likeness to the Na’vi. Here are some of the best found from this past year. Each artists name is linked below their picture, if you appreciate their work, find them and give them some likes.
The pictures are in no particular order.
AJ & makeupmadhouse
kianncosplays with photo edit by alelanz
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-https://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.
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
Kekunan Clan Chief Viktor Franyo
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 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! 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.
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 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-
I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween, stay tuned we have one more Halloween article for 2020 coming soon!
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.