New Avatar Poster: Zoe Saldana Beautiful in Blue

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:54 am,

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James Cameron’s upcoming 3D, CGI-fest, Avatar, recently showed off almost 25 minutes of footage to an excited audience in Hall H at Comic-Con in San Diego. The footage was shown in 3D, with Hall H being equipped for 3D for the first time, and most people who were lucky enough to grab a seat in the 6,000 capacity hall have had pretty amazing things to say about it.

Well today a brand new poster has surfaced for Avatar. Similar to the first banner/poster for the film, it shows off one side of one film’s resident aliens, the Na’vi, this time a female (presumably played by Star Trek‘s Zoe Saldana).

In Avatar, the Na’Vi  are the creatures that inhabit Pandora, the planet in which most of the film is set. Saldana explained during the Avatar panel at Comic-Con that even before filming started she had to do 7-day-a-week training that included dialect training, archery, weight-lifting and horse riding. I can’t wait to see what her role involves that she needed to do all that for.

Now, there are some rumblings that this poster may be fake, but if it is I think you’ll agree it’s one helluva photoshop job. Anyway, check out the new Avatar poster, featuring our new Uhura in blue:

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Is this poster a sign of the extensive marketing campaign that needs to happen in order to hook in the more general, non-geek movie audience? If you notice, at the top of the poster it says, “From The Director of Titanic,” with no mention of Cameron’s Aliens or Terminator 2, which would undoubtedly be bigger lures for the sci-fi/geek audience.

However, the wider movie going audience (even if the Alien and Terminator franchises are still very much known to them) will most likely be more enticed by the mention of Titanic. Let’s not forget Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s romance on that huge sinking ship is still the highest grossing film of all time. So I can understand why they’re just playing off of it to attract attention.

I dig that they’re keeping the poster design for Avatar consistent, and hope they continue to do so when more posters inevitably get released. I’m going to guess that if we see any non-Na’Vi posters (i.e. ones that showcase the human side of things) we’ll see the oppossite side of a face with a different color scheme employed. That’d be a fitting ad campaign in my eyes.

What do you think of this latest poster?

Avatar is set to hit 3D IMAX and regular theaters on December 18th, 2009.

Source: LatinoReview

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  1. Looks pretty cool.

  2. I can understand why they’re putting Titanic up there vs. T2, etc. We the geeks will be seeing this, no ifs, ands, or buts! But they need to get the regular audience out there.

    Someone mentioned something a little while ago, around Comic-Con, that if the avatars get hurt do the people get hurt, too? If not, where’s the drama/danger?

    Also, they really should’ve had these posters out months ago–4.5 months until release on something that the general audience needs to know more about than just “From the director of Pirana 2: The Spawning.”

    Looks crazy/cool though!

    heath

  3. Has there ever been an event like this with so much hype and 25 minutes of footage shown without any videos being leaked? This is ridiculous!

  4. I believe you’re right about them focusing on “from the director of Titanic.” All the sci-fi people who love Aliens and T2 pretty much already know about this film and are anticipating it. They need to attract the masses.

  5. Highly doubt the Nav’i in the picture is Zoe. The Navi/Avatars are supposed to resemble them exactly. Everyone seems to think its the older Navi in the movie.. This lady…

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_hvmztOoc6jE/Sm3E12MaxQI/AAAAAAAAAKI/WSimVmZcJj0/s1600-h/Moha.jpg

  6. Ahhh… That is CCH Pounder. We’ll have to see if that pans out. Thanks for the heads up Aaron.

  7. How can you shoot 3D footage on a small camera or cell phone? It wouldn’t look right at all. Besides, no leaked Iron Man 2 footage either. And it’s because I hear they had security with night vision goggles watching for cameras, phones, etc.

    Heath

  8. The poster looks cool but the head of the Navi looks kind of weird. I saw like last week the same image in a website (it wasn’t a poster then) where the head is larger and looks better. I’ll post the link if I find it again…

  9. Yeah, there are certainly questions about the validity of whether this is a real, official poster or not. Hard to get confirmation, one of the reasons we didnt post it.
    The Rake
    http://thefilmnest.com

  10. @ The Rake

    I talked to a colleague who has talked to Fox and is confirming both that the poster is real and that it IS Zoe Saldana’s character.

    @ Aaron

    I hear what you are saying, but it seems like our post is on the money.

  11. welp, maybe it will look more like her once we see the other half lol

  12. I’ve never been into blue chicks. 8-)

  13. @ 790

    Liar. Every dude has been into blue chicks at least ONCE in his life. ;-)

  14. well… there was that one blue chick off of The Fifth Element ; )

  15. Captain Kirk was into at least one green chick…

  16. Looks like the chick from the xbox game “Mass Effect”

  17. She looks like the new female character in the Blue Man Group. Too blue for me, she’s Dodger Blue.

  18. Anyone on here who says they are not into Mystique is a liar … or gay.

    NTTAWWT

  19. I always thought Deathstrike was hotter then Mystique.

    :-)

  20. well as far as blue chicks go, I still have a thing for Zhaan (Virginia Hey) from Farscape…. ;-)

  21. Zhaan was way to hippychick for me. ;-)