Posted on Monday, December 26th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
For theme park fans, Walt Disney World’s Pandora: The World of Avatar has long existed as a series of rumors wrapped in photos taken from a distance, a handful of intriguing promises that didn’t quite line up with the fact that the Animal Kingdom theme park’s newest themed land has looked like a construction site for most of the past year. So this new video, which teases this endeavor as an actual place with rides you can go on and things you can do, is a pleasant surprise after so many aerial photos tracking minuscule changes.
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Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
Avatar 2 has been delayed many times over already, but as of now it looks like James Cameron‘s long-awaited sequel is targeting a 2018 release date. Fox has been throwing out that ETA for a while already, and last month they took the step of officially claiming a year-end slot. As any Avatar fan knows, though, the one thing Cameron is better at than making movies is blowing deadlines — and star Sigourney Weaver doesn’t sound so sure he’s going to make this one, either. Read More »
While most of us are waiting for Pandora – The World of Avatar to open in Disney World’s Animal Kingdom park, fans of James Cameron’s film now have another way to experience Pandora. Opening today in Taipei, Taiwan is Avatar: Discover Pandora, a new interactive exhibition inspired by the blockbuster movie. We’ve written about this exhibition in the past and seen concept art, but now that it has opened to the public, we have the first photos and video from the exhibit. Hit the jump to check it out.
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Posted on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 by Angie Han
By the time the Avatar 2 hits theaters in 2018 — if it does hit theaters in 2018 — it’ll have been nine years since the first Avatar opened. But Sigourney Weaver seems pretty confident it’ll be worth the wait. The actress gushed about James Cameron‘s scripts for Avatars 2 through 4 in an interview, describing them as “much more amazing” than the original.
While we wait and see how that pans out, though, we can definitely expect to see her in next year’s The Defenders. We’re just not sure as whom. Weaver isn’t naming any names yet, but she did talk a bit about her villain character in the Marvel Netflix series. Read the Sigourney Weaver Avatar sequels comments and Defenders comments below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Alien: Covenant isn’t the only Fox project moving around the release calendar. The studio has also announced new dates for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, two more Marvel movies, and — maybe most intriguing of all — an untitled project produced by James Cameron. Could this be the long-promised Avatar sequel? Get the potential Avatar 2 release date and more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Seven years after it became the highest-grossing film in history, everybody spends more time talking about why no one talks about Avatar than talking about Avatar itself. That’s why the upcoming Pandora: The World of Avatar expansion coming the Animal Kingdom theme park in Walt Disney World feels like a bizarre combination of risky move and sure thing – building a theme park land around the most successful movie of all time certainly sounds like a license to print money until you remember that the film seems to have bounced off pop culture in the long run. They may have made less money, but Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Marvel are all embedded more deeply in the common psyche than James Cameron’s eco-centric science fiction epic. What if you build the most impressive theme park land ever devised and everyone shrugs?
That’s a question for the long term. Right now, your focus should be on the first footage of a Na’vi from one of the land’s attractions.
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For now, we’re expecting to see Avatar 2 released sometime in 2018. However, since the sequel to the 2009 international blockbuster has been delayed for years now, we’re not holding out breath. But the good news is, fans of James Cameron’s sci-fi world Pandora won’t have to wait that long to return to the lush forest planet.
At D23’s Destination D: Amazing Adventures, a kind of convention for Disney’s theme park devotees, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced that Pandora – The World of Avatar, will officially be opening next summer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. And along with the announcement, some new images of what the attraction will entail, including details on previously unheard of rides, have also been revealed.
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Earlier this year, CinemaCon brought the news that there would be a total of four Avatar sequels. Avatar 2 is supposed to hit theaters around Christmas 2018, followed by Avatar 3 in 2020, Avatar 4 in 2022, and Avatar 5 in 2023, all around the winter holiday. However, there’s no guarantee that director James Cameron will finish the movies in time to fit that schedule, especially since Avatar 2 has been pushed back for a few years ago, and one hopeful advancement in technology could be the culprit.
While accepting his admission as a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, James Cameron briefly discussed the Avatar sequels, and he hopes that they’ll be able to utilize glasses-free 3D at some point. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Theme Park Bits:
- Disneyland is finally ending Season of the Force.
- Shanghai Disneyland’s TRON ride gets a sponsored interactive area.
- The Haunted Mansion restores one of its original features.
- Disney files a patent for more theme park drone technology.
- Disneyland and Disney California Adventure reveal their holiday line-ups.
- More updates on those Guardians of the Galaxy rides.
- Trivia on the new entrance for the Incredible Hulk Coaster.
- New photos from Animal Kingdom’s upcoming Avatar land.
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The creatures, environments, and cultures of James Cameron‘s Avatar will be featured in a new, 12,000-square-foot entertainment and educational experience set to debut in Taipei, Taiwan on December 7th, 2016 before touring the world. See some concept images and find out more, after the jump.
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