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Is James Cameron’s Avatar Still Hot and Expectations For Its Sequel

3 Oct

James Cameron's Avatar

When James Cameron’s Avatar played in theatres 14 years ago, nearly everyone loved it. During its first run, this movie proved two things were needed. The technology to capture this filmmaker’s vision on digital celluloid with proper 3D cameras had to be custom made. His efforts proved why films who fake the process aren’t as spectacular, and even watching it again today, in preparation for part two, shows the pretend method still isn’t good.

The second fact explains why he waited so long to make that sequel. Despite all the technical advances (and many year long study to get aquatic effects looking right), there is something special about the tale Cameron tells. It’s a story where a paraplegic Earth-man, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) visited the planet of Pandora, met an alien girl Neytiri (Zoë Saldaña), to whom he falls in love with, and decided to change sides to save a civilization from disappearing.

The upcoming sequel thankfully considers ten years will have passed since the last adventure. Aside from a few comic book releases from Dark horse Comics, I doubt every fan looked.

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Need your Avatar (James Cameron) Fix? The Next Shadow is Coming…

16 Oct

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Release Date:
January 6, 2021

Journey back to Pandora in an untold story set just after the events of James Cameron’s Avatar with Avatar: The Next Shadow. Written by Jeremy Barlow (AVP: Thicker Than Blood, Star Wars: Darth Maul­—Son of Dathomir) and illustrated by Josh Hood (We Can Never Go Home, JLA: Scary Monsters) with covers by Gui Balbi (Alien: The Original Screenplay), This comic book continues Jake Sully’s story bridging the gap between Avatar and the highly anticipated sequel!

Vanity Fair reported that production has finally wrapped for part two, and as terrific as that news is, the film is not expected to release until 2022. In the meantime, fans of this floral universe will have this tease to keep interest alive.

Here, Jake Sully can fight a war, but can he keep the peace? Days after the destruction of the Na’vi Hometree, Jake finds himself ill-equipped to defuse the internal conflicts threatening to tear the Omatikaya apart—and perilously unprepared for a treacherous plot to remove him from the clan forever!

Avatar: The Next Shadow #1 (of 4) is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

 

Dark Horse Comics, Ed’s Picks of Oct and Nov 2016

15 Nov

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By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Autumn is here, and Winter is near. Just what can a kid like me do? Read comics of course! When my interest with Pokémon GO has waned, and I have thoughts about what can be played, well here’s my list of Dark Horse Comics picks for the cold nights ahead. I say it is time to pull out my colouring pencils!

Adult colouring books is a phenomenon, and when Dark Horse is one of the leaders of the pack, I can also try out the water-soluble leads I have on trying to mimic the style found in some Asian prints.

On top of my list is the Avatar: The Last Airbender trade paperback. There are 45 pages to paint up, and the art is done by Jed Henry. This book is out now.

Either now available or soon will be are my bi-monthly picks:

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Chimichanga:
Sorrow of the
World’s Worse Face #1 

October 12

Wrinkle’s Traveling Circus’ most adorable bearded girl and her savory-named beast are back, and there is a new act in store! Come one, come all to the Sorrow of the World’s Worst Face! But beware: those who look behind the curtain are in for an awful treat, and it’s not just his face we’re talkin’ about!

  • Featuring art by Stephanie Buscema!

“Chimichanga is full of that youthful vigor that makes The Goon such a delight.” —Broken Frontier

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James Cameron Confirms Three More Avatars Going Back-to-Back

2 Aug

By Ed Sum

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Director James Cameron and 20th Century Fox must have an obsession for Avatar. Living in virtual worlds must be cool, and that means pushing back other projects Cameron has in the pipeline. Battle Angel may well never get realized or the rights will disappear. Instead, three films in the Avatar universe are now confirmed to be in production even though news of this fact is more than a year old. Sigourney Weaver revealed this information in an interview with ScreenRant.

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