James Cameron and Jon Landeau, the director and producer of the Disney and Fox Avatar sequels were in Las Vegas for CES, a consumer electronics convention that’s known for the debut of new technological gadgets that will someday find their way into your home or work. Avatar has partnered with Mercedes for a theme concept electric vehicle.
It’s prety cool. We embedded the promo video for the VisionAVTR concept vehicle at the end of this article.
But the more immediate and exciting news for fans awaiting the upcoming Avatar 2 sequel are the four new concept art pieces that were released at the same time.
Almost all of the original movie took place within a few square miles on the moon of Pandora, so it’s nice to see that the sequels plan to explore more of the moon. It’s also possible, and James Cameron has said, that some of the sequels will take place on other moons around the planet. Pandora is one of five inhabitable moons around the planet located in the Alpha Centauri A system.
If you’ve been on “Avatar – Flight of Passage” at “Pandora – The World of Avatar” in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, then some of these shots will look very familiar to you.
In fact, when Avatar-land opend at Walt Disney World, we were told that one of two of the new creatures in ‘Flight of Passage’ would be appearing in at least one of the upcoming sequels.
The running joke in online media is that fans have lost interest in the original Avatar movie, but I don’t think that’s true. The movie continues to be shown regularly on cable stations and the theme park land based on the movie has been a big success. There are even guests who dress up as ‘Na’vi.’ It may not be Star Wars level support, there there is a fandom and from that can be rekindled the franchise. At least that’s what Disney and James Cameron hopes.
Avatar 2 is currently scheduled to open in theaters on December 18, 2021.