In the future, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran is brought to another planet, Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na'vi, a humanoid race with their own language and culture. Those from Earth find themselves at odds with each other and the local culture.
We reported in January that all of these Avatar sequels were pushed back by a full year. James Cameron is currently in pre-production on Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4, which are currently scheduled to hit theaters in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively. Star Zoe Saldana revealed last year that all three sequels will be shot back-to-back, with production expected to span between eight and nine months, although it still isn't clear when principal photography will begin.
Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang are expected to return for these sequels, although it isn't known if other Avatar cast members are scheduled to reprise their roles. James Cameron is directing all three follow-ups, from scripts he co-wrote with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds) and Shane Salerno (Savages). James Cameron will also produce alongside his Lightstorm Entertainment partner Jon Landau.Read More
D23 isn't just about the next big Disney movie. There is also plenty on hand to see revolving around all the Disney parks throughout the world. And one of the most exciting and anticipated attractions coming in the next few years is Avatar Land. The massive theme park attraction will soon become part of Disney's Animal Kingdom at Disney World. And Disney showed off some of its plans with new posters that invite fans to explore Pandora. We also have photos from the event, which offer a sneak peek at what park attendees can expect in the coming years.
D23 had a very detailed look at the new Avatar Land, which is coming to Walt Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida sometime in 2017. The preview was on the floor of the convention center in Anaheim, where the 3 day event will continue to be devoted to all things Disney throughout the weekend. At this time, there are three more Avatar sequels in the works. And this new theme park attraction will also be pulling elements from those upcoming movies.Read More
The director enlisted the help of several new writers to work on the sequel scripts with him. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) are writing Avatar 2, with Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds) working on Avatar 3 and Shane Salerno writing Avatar 4. This is the first we're hearing about a fifth Avatar script, although it isn't known if James Cameron wrote this himself, or if he brought some of the aforementioned writers to work on Avatar 5. However, it seems that the filmmaker is adamant about making just three sequels, so we'll have to wait and see what happens.
Production is expected to start later this year, with all three movies expected to be shot back-to-back. Do you think there should be a fifth Avatar movie? Or do you think three is already too much? Let us know what you think below, and stay tuned for more on the Avatar sequels.Read More
Cirque du Soleil is very happy to unveil the name of its next touring show inspired by James Cameron's record-breaking movie Avatar: Toruk - The First Flight. Presented by Visa Signature, this brand new creation will tour in arenas around the world starting November 2015. The show will premiere in Montreal on December 21.
The name Toruk - The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron's Avatar, a live experience by Cirque du Soleil, envisions a world beyond imagination set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film. The word Toruk, in the Na'vi language, refers to the great leonopteryx, the mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky. Central in Na'vi lore and culture, this fascinating creature is crucial to the Na'vi clans' sense of destiny and interconnectedness - and is about to be ridden for the very first time by a Na'vi.Read More
The Avatar exhibition will include immersive, interactive displays that highlight Pandora, the alien world created by James Cameron, putting it in the context of science here on Earth. The exhibition will treat Pandora as a real place that can be studied and visited. The 10,000 square foot experience will allow for a dynamic 45-minute guest engagement offering a wide range of exciting explorations and captivating environments highlighting bioluminescence, connectivity among Pandora's living things as well as its incredible and diverse flora and fauna. A unique look at the complexity of indigenous peoples and cultures through the lens of the Na'vi, Pandora's native inhabitants, will be a key component of the exhibition. By showcasing the science and wonder of Pandora, the exhibition will allow guests to better understand the beauty - and fragility - of our own planet Earth.
An examination of the Alpha Centauri system, home to the fictional planet Polyphemus and its moon Pandora, that offers visitors a multimedia journey into the world's discovery and the challenges of space travel to reach it from Earth.Read More
While it isn't known when Avatar Land may open at Disney's Animal Kingdom, the video below gives us a first look at what we may expect. In addition, Disney has also released a concept art illustration, which you can check out below the video. Are you excited to see what Avatar Land may have to offer? Take a look at the video and illustration below, and stay tuned for more updates on this upcoming theme park.
Avatar was released December 18th, 2009.Read More