At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Mercedes-Benz presented a simultaneous throwback and a spectacular look at its vision for the future. Behold, the Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR—a concept car that’s inspired by James Cameron’s 2009 cinematic smash hit, Avatar.
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Avatar, a movie that made an inordinate amount of money while also failing to become part of the larger cultural zeitgeist in a meaningful way, is slated to be followed up with too many sequels that no one aside from James Cameron asked for. While the public might have lost all interest in the franchise, Disney (which now owns the rights to it all) is still hellbent on trying to turn it into...a Thing™.
It’s that special time of year when we all have a chance to look forward to all the shows set to return in the coming months, buzz around upcoming movies is reaching new levels of intensity, and for some reason, studios decide to try and work real-world Earth holiday traditions their decidedly non-Earth based fantasy worlds. Let’s get into some holiday spoilers, folks.
Today, December 18, 2019, is the 10th anniversary of Avatar. You remember Avatar—the second highest-grossing movie in the history of movies, which the majority of filmgoers have long since forgotten about? Right, that one. The one with the blue people. Ten years have passed without a sequel, we’re still two years away from getting one, but in a new interview writer-director James Cameron has a very logical explanation.
Next year sees the 15th anniversary of the beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender, one of the greatest animated shows of the 21st century, and Nickelodeon is celebrating in style with a new steelbook collection of the entire series. Said series is being wrapped in some truly beautiful new artwork—and Gizmodo has a new look.
As we reported on earlier, Avengers: Endgame will be getting a limited new theatre run with brand new footage to entice audiences back. For once, it turns out, Australia is not being forgotten. This weekend, Hoyts will host a range of limited screenings of the re-release.
There's not much new footage, but it’s probably going to be more than enough for Marvel Studios to swipe Avatar’s box office record.
They’re somehow still casting people in James Cameron’s Avatar saga. Get a look at a very sad Flex Mentallo in new Doom Patrol pictures. Bill Murray’s open to making a cameo in the new Ghostbusters. Plus, a creepy new clip from Brightburn, and the final two promo pictures for Game of Thrones. Spoilers, away!
Today, Disney updated its list of scheduled movie releases, providing tantalising new details for fans of Earth’s preeminent sequel-making omnicorp — and forcing me to think farther into the future than I ever have before.
One of the reasons James Cameron cast Kate Winslet in at least one of his four upcoming Avatar sequels was the actress’ ability to hold her breath underwater for about seven minutes, the kind of talent he wanted all of the film’s actors to work on. How long do you think Vin Diesel can hold his breath?
A lot of us are still scratching our heads over Disney's decision to spend millions of dollars building Pandora — The World of Avatar in its Animal Kingdom park, especially with Star Wars Galaxy's Edge opening so soon. But at least the themed area, which is celebrating its one year anniversary, led to the creation of one of Disney's most advanced (and seriously impressive) audio-animatronic characters: the Shaman of Songs.
Sure, Avatar made $US2.78 billion ($3.6 billion) during its box office run almost a decade ago, but did anyone really walk out of the theatre wanting to visit James Cameron's Pandora? We still can't figure out why "The World of Avatar" was built at Walt Disney World, but now that the park has these towering mechs walking around, it might finally be worth visiting.