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New Avatar scans

Aug. 26, 2009by: Paul Tassi

AVATAR is the star of the upcoming print edition of Empire, and MarketSaw has gotten their hands on a few of the scans from the issues, showcasing never-before-seen looks at the Na'vi, and most notably, Sigourney Weaver’s blue-skinned alter-ego.

One thing you’ll note immediately is that Weaver’s Na’vi actually looks somewhat like her (albeit years younger), presumably because her character’s nose wasn’t run over by a steamroller like Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana’s. Maybe it’s a class thing among the aliens.

In any case, check out the pictures below, head over to MarketSaw for more scans and be sure to BUY the Empire issue when it actually comes out.

Extra Tidbit: I'm slowly coming around, the Na'vi look cooler in every new shot I see of them.
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4:32AM on 08/27/2009
These scans look great. This movie is going to be epic.

Also, I just think that some people simply can't get over the large eyes on these Na'vi. Most people associate large almond-shaped eyes with animation like Disney or anime. It's very rare to see eyes like this in a live action movie. It's kind of shocking at first.
These scans look great. This movie is going to be epic.

Also, I just think that some people simply can't get over the large eyes on these Na'vi. Most people associate large almond-shaped eyes with animation like Disney or anime. It's very rare to see eyes like this in a live action movie. It's kind of shocking at first.
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9:46PM on 08/26/2009

uhh

i dont know, maybe his track record is about to stop...or maybe this will kill....i just keep thinking, D9 didnt have much insight into and it was INSANE in the best of ways, so maybe this will follow that trend...or, maybe the secrets behind this are because, well, its a 500 million dollar toystory with aliens....we shall seeeeeeee
i dont know, maybe his track record is about to stop...or maybe this will kill....i just keep thinking, D9 didnt have much insight into and it was INSANE in the best of ways, so maybe this will follow that trend...or, maybe the secrets behind this are because, well, its a 500 million dollar toystory with aliens....we shall seeeeeeee
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9:45PM on 08/26/2009
I'm stoked for this movie, and I think it looks incredible. But why do some of the Na'vi look "normal" (narrow nose bridge, eyes closer together, etc.) and others look "feline"? I'm just confused...
I'm stoked for this movie, and I think it looks incredible. But why do some of the Na'vi look "normal" (narrow nose bridge, eyes closer together, etc.) and others look "feline"? I'm just confused...
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11:09PM on 08/26/2009
the ones that look "normal" as in "more human-like" look that way because they are avatars created by humans and designed to look like the human who would be hosting it. so what i am saying is, the AVATAR Na'vi look more human. The REAL Na'vi look more "na'vi-ish" and native.
I have a feeling Weaver's Avatar looking so human-like will prove to be a problem for her and she will obviously be noticed by the natives as a fake.
the ones that look "normal" as in "more human-like" look that way because they are avatars created by humans and designed to look like the human who would be hosting it. so what i am saying is, the AVATAR Na'vi look more human. The REAL Na'vi look more "na'vi-ish" and native.
I have a feeling Weaver's Avatar looking so human-like will prove to be a problem for her and she will obviously be noticed by the natives as a fake.
4:17AM on 08/27/2009
The Avatars are hybrid clones, a DNA mix between the human controlling the Avatar and Na'vi. You'll also notice that Avatars have 5 fingers and the Na'vi have 4 fingers.
The Avatars are hybrid clones, a DNA mix between the human controlling the Avatar and Na'vi. You'll also notice that Avatars have 5 fingers and the Na'vi have 4 fingers.
8:20PM on 08/26/2009

Getting There

Missed out on the 16 minute preview, but I'm getting excited for this.
Missed out on the 16 minute preview, but I'm getting excited for this.
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8:18PM on 08/26/2009
I'm reserving my entire judgement until I see it in IMAX 3D, but the Navi definately give me a Star Wars prequel vibe mixed with native american indians.

And I don't like it.
I'm reserving my entire judgement until I see it in IMAX 3D, but the Navi definately give me a Star Wars prequel vibe mixed with native american indians.

And I don't like it.
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7:25PM on 08/26/2009

lol....

and that was night owls meaning night ELVES.... goodnight, sleep time.
and that was night owls meaning night ELVES.... goodnight, sleep time.
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6:50PM on 08/26/2009
This is generally my problem with movie SciFi aliens. Two arms, two legs, walk upright, mouth, nose, two eyes, two ears and just the right amount of hair all in the right places. More human than any non-human earth species. Give me bugs, lizards, anything. Where are the alien goats?
This is generally my problem with movie SciFi aliens. Two arms, two legs, walk upright, mouth, nose, two eyes, two ears and just the right amount of hair all in the right places. More human than any non-human earth species. Give me bugs, lizards, anything. Where are the alien goats?
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5:41PM on 08/26/2009

Maaannnnn.....

I dunno... these things look like Night Owls, which is not a good thing in my book... :( I want to be excited, but it just ain't happenin'.
I dunno... these things look like Night Owls, which is not a good thing in my book... :( I want to be excited, but it just ain't happenin'.
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4:37PM on 08/26/2009
i agree with the tidbit and kind of knew that from the beginning. once we actually see the movie, the Na'vi will most certainly look as realistic as one can hope. we dont really have any preference material for how blue people with big eyes and flat noses are supposed too look like, but once we get past the quick cut trailers and the photos; when we see these characters in IMAX in the feature film, i think people will finally see how great the CGI really is.
i agree with the tidbit and kind of knew that from the beginning. once we actually see the movie, the Na'vi will most certainly look as realistic as one can hope. we dont really have any preference material for how blue people with big eyes and flat noses are supposed too look like, but once we get past the quick cut trailers and the photos; when we see these characters in IMAX in the feature film, i think people will finally see how great the CGI really is.
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4:02PM on 08/26/2009

Reserving Judgment

In part, I agree w/ the extra tidbit. The 2nd shot of Zoe's Na'vi to the right looks much better than previous ones... maybe it's the lighting. I won't form an opinion on this until I see it in IMAX Real 3-D. To base an opinion on the images and trailer is akin to saying i'm going to love a normal movie based on the poster. I think that a lot of the weight depends on seeing it it's intended scope.
In part, I agree w/ the extra tidbit. The 2nd shot of Zoe's Na'vi to the right looks much better than previous ones... maybe it's the lighting. I won't form an opinion on this until I see it in IMAX Real 3-D. To base an opinion on the images and trailer is akin to saying i'm going to love a normal movie based on the poster. I think that a lot of the weight depends on seeing it it's intended scope.
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3:50PM on 08/26/2009

Good comment about buying...

Nice note about "buying Empire when it comes out." The good and bad about this site is that you get so much stuff you forget to buy magazines like Empire and they fold... leaving us with crap like "Us Magazine".
Nice note about "buying Empire when it comes out." The good and bad about this site is that you get so much stuff you forget to buy magazines like Empire and they fold... leaving us with crap like "Us Magazine".
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3:32PM on 08/26/2009

Re: Extra Tidbit

Honestly, I'm growing progressively less fond of them. The Na'vi (especially Weaver's character) look like something out of a Saturday morning cartoon. Maybe the movie'll still kick ass (I certainly hope so), but the character designs just look really lame.
Honestly, I'm growing progressively less fond of them. The Na'vi (especially Weaver's character) look like something out of a Saturday morning cartoon. Maybe the movie'll still kick ass (I certainly hope so), but the character designs just look really lame.
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3:20PM on 08/26/2009
I'm not going to post a negative comment because im stoked for this movie and i'm liking the look of all this, but my GOD, Sigourney Weaver's Avatar looks FREAKING ANNOYING for some reason!! Maybe its me but I don't think it is
I'm not going to post a negative comment because im stoked for this movie and i'm liking the look of all this, but my GOD, Sigourney Weaver's Avatar looks FREAKING ANNOYING for some reason!! Maybe its me but I don't think it is
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3:00PM on 08/26/2009
I actually don't think Zoe's character looks much like her at all. Why is her whole nose column so wide? The other Na'vi's faces aren't as feline.
I actually don't think Zoe's character looks much like her at all. Why is her whole nose column so wide? The other Na'vi's faces aren't as feline.
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1:07PM on 08/26/2009

btw

did any body catch a glimpse of zoe saldana's boobies in the 16-minute preview? cuz i sure did =)
did any body catch a glimpse of zoe saldana's boobies in the 16-minute preview? cuz i sure did =)
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12:57PM on 08/26/2009

they have giant eyes lol

how can you possibly think it's real?
how can you possibly think it's real?
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1:05PM on 08/26/2009
yeah those are definately fake. but i'm talking about the nose, and skin and such.
yeah those are definately fake. but i'm talking about the nose, and skin and such.
12:49PM on 08/26/2009

woah

these are cool. i cant tell if its make-up or cgi. looks real enough for me.
these are cool. i cant tell if its make-up or cgi. looks real enough for me.
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12:22PM on 08/26/2009
Zohan: The Na'vi avatars were made for their human host by blending DNA, thats why the actually look like the human host.
Zohan: The Na'vi avatars were made for their human host by blending DNA, thats why the actually look like the human host.
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12:13PM on 08/26/2009

Interesting

Post x 2. My bad. And I'm not really sure why my last comment has replaced the url with the sentence above it...
Post x 2. My bad. And I'm not really sure why my last comment has replaced the url with the sentence above it...
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12:13PM on 08/26/2009

Interesting

They look a lot like the cat species in the second volume of the Genndy Tartakovsky Clone Wars.

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They look a lot like the cat species in the second volume of the Genndy Tartakovsky Clone Wars.

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11:44AM on 08/26/2009

so let me see if i understand...

...when a person enters the mind of a na'vi, thus using it as an avatar, the na'vi then starts to resemble that human's appearance? see the sig weaver na'vi model as an example.
...when a person enters the mind of a na'vi, thus using it as an avatar, the na'vi then starts to resemble that human's appearance? see the sig weaver na'vi model as an example.
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