As the wait for more Avatar movies continues, James Cameron is making sure that people can still experience the wonders of Pandora, albeit away from a theatrical setting. Today marked the dedication of Pandora - The World of Avatar, Disney World's latest attraction. To celebrate the occasion, some of the biggest names from 2009's Avatar attended the event and look like they were having a grand ol' time. First up is Zoe Saldana.
Zoe Saldana has been leaving her mark on sci-fi lately through the Star Trek and Guardians of the Galaxy movies, but she'll be back to reprise Neytiti in Avatar 2. In the meantime, here we have Saldana posing next to a bust of her character, and judging by her expression, she's in agreement that this is a fantastic recreation of Avatar's primary female protagonist.
Of course, it wouldn't be a proper Pandora dedication without having the mastermind of the Avatar mythology show up, who has been integral to the construction of this attraction every step of the way. Along with giving interviews, James Cameron was also welcomed to the stage by Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger to say some words.
Then there's Sigourney Weaver, who played Dr. Grace Augustine. Despite Grace dying at the end of Avatar, Weaver will be back for the sequel, though the circumstances of Grace's return are appropriately being kept secret.
Sam Worthington, a.k.a. Jake Sully, was also in attendance, so Pandora - The World of Avatar's dedication wasn't lacking for important people from the blockbuster that remains the highest-grossing movie of all time. Pandora - The World of Avatar will allow people to experience notable areas of Pandora as interactive environments, as if they were actually on the fictional planet. Highlights include the Na'vi River Journey, the Avatar Flight of Passage and walking underneath the jungle planet's mountains.
You can watch the full Pandora - The World of Avatar dedication ceremony below (it doesn't begin until the 9:05 mark).
Avatar 2 is currently scheduled to hit theaters on December 13, 2020, and three more sequels will follow on December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025. Aside from the returning cast, the only actor who's been brought aboard so far is Fear the Walking Dead's Cliff Curtis. For those who are especially eager to experience Pandora's beauty, Pandora - The World of Avatar officially opens to the public at Disney World this Saturday, May 27.
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