If you've been waiting patiently for those long delayed Avatar sequels...you'll have to keep waiting. However, there is something coming that may keep you entertained until then. An interactive exhibit based on James Cameron's Avatar, entitled Avatar: Discover Pandora will open in December. Unfortunately, if you want to check it out first, you'll have to be in Taiwan.
Avatar: Discover Pandora is scheduled to open at Taiwan's Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Xinyi Place A11 6F Xinyi Theater on December 7, where it will remain for at least three months. The exhibition promises to recreate the planet of Pandora as if it were a real place and allow visitors to interact with the flora and fauna of the alien planet. You'll also be able to learn about the music and culture of the Na'vi and check out "life-size" versions of the planet's wildlife, such as banshees, direhorses, and viperwolfs.
Creating Discover Pandora has been a two-year process between Lightstorm Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, and live event company GES. We have to assume that two plus years ago the plan was for the interactive exhibit to open up alongside an Avatar sequel. However, getting those off the ground has apparently been significantly more difficult than expected. We currently sit with a general plan for as many as three more Avatar films, but no expected date for the second one to even begin filming, much less be released.
The concept art available certainly makes the exhibit look impressive. Avatar was certainly not lacking in spectacle and the interactive exhibit looks to be taking everything that the film created and giving fans an up close and personal look at all of it. One also wonders if there might not be some hints at future Avatar films somewhere in the exhibit. We know James Cameron has been working on the film to varying degrees since the original was released in 2009. It's possible that as he worked with the creators, some of his ideas could have made into the displays. Certainly, we'd expect significantly more detail about the things we've already seen that the movie would not have focused on. Could there possibly be an explanation as to why every animal on Pandora has six legs, except for the dominant Na'vi? We can only hope.
Avatar: Discover Pandora promises to be a touring exhibit, although at this point no locations have been announced beyond the initial run in Taiwan. Will you be checking this out if it comes to your town? Let us know in the comments.
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