Final Theatrical Poster for James Cameron's Avatar Unveiled

December 8, 2009
Source: IMPAwards


I'm not sure why this poster was unveiled only 10 days before Avatar hits theaters, but here it is anyway. IMPAwards got their hands on the final theatrical poster for Avatar (this one being an IMAX version) that I've personally seen on display at movie theaters. What you're looking at here is the final bit of imagery that will represent this film forever, as a failure or a success. It's a better poster than the original teaser which had only half of Zoe Saldana's Na'vi face. We finally get to see of Sam Worthington and also get an orange & blue color scheme, which I kind of like. Take a look at the final poster below. Are you ready for Avatar?

Final Avatar Poster

Avatar is the story of an ex-Marine on the planet Pandora who, as an Avatar - a human mind in an alien body - finds himself in a desperate fight for his survival and that of the indigenous beings called Na'vi.

Avatar is both written and directed by Oscar winning visionary filmmaker James Cameron, of Piranha II, The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, and Titanic previously. He has been developing the technology to make this movie for the last 10 years. 20th Century Fox is bringing James Cameron's Avatar to both IMAX and regular theaters in 3D around the world on December 18th.

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  • Johnny
  • Xerxex
    I like it...but what if it falls on its face? What if after all this time, all this work, all this hype the film just blows?
  • Luc
    Surely if they're spending $5billion on making it, they could spare a bit of money to get Drew Struzan to create a poster that would push it a bit more than 2 floating heads. I'm looking forward to Avatar, but this poster.. Meh.
    Drew Struzan is the king of floating heads, what are you talking about?
  • alekazham
  • tyrascilee
    The movie is going to's Cameron...his movies can be a lot of things...but shitty is NOT one of them.
  • pipo
    We will see that...all of us! 😉
  • PJ
    Posters have been meh. But all the footage since Avatar Day has hit a chord with me. I think that even the Interwebz Haters will be there OD since they wouldn't be able to share how much they hate the film without seeing it first ;).
  • Robbie
    Cool. Can't wait.
  • benjoi
    Xerxex - then it will still just be a movie now, wont it?
  • Fisherr
    Yes i am ready for it.
  • I really don't like the font they used for the word "Avatar" that's on all their merchandising.
  • You guys forgot that Drew Struzan is retired. Though, if Indy V goes through, he'll be back, Im sure.
  • Munson, Roy E.
    To call this poster GAY would be an insult to Gays. This movie will be an EPIC FAIL and you can quote me on that. I love Cameron but I think he has been gone too long. This movie will bomb wheter it is good or not.
  • Moka
    Wow, it's awesome!! Munson, people also said that Titanic will bomb... So we don't care what people think, we want to see the result in theater!
  • SlashBeast
    The marketing for this film has been pitiful.
  • Xerxex
    benjoi - Not really, it will be the biggest disappointment in Cameron's histroy, then it will be just a movie.
  • Timothy
    I have to say, the first poster they released was the first mistake they made while marketing the film. this is better, but it still seems odd and unappealing, and the nav'i doesn't look anywhere near as good (whether you like their look or not) as they do in the actual stills released from the film and trailer. It's way to exaggerated, cartoony, and just plain confusing.
  • splinter
    meh...its bad....and that main song from Leona Lewis???whats up with that???...anyway,still have hope for this movie....opening day,here i come.....
  • Vincent Cipollone
    They did not spend 5 billion, it was 310 million.
  • GoodSir
    Ah, a movie about Aang the airbender at last! I've waited so long! But why is Katara blue??
  • Al
    not feeling Avatar, but this is one neat poster.
  • GraphicArtist
    Poster designers these days make me crazy, but at least this one TRIES for composition. It almost works, but Worthington's face overpowers everything and doesn't look like it belongs. It should be flopped, and a three quarter shot so that the curve of his face mirrors the implied curve of the planet behind. The glowing dots on the navi face of the other posters should dissolve into stars in the background. Also -- I love that they designate Cameron as the Director of "terminator 2" (when he did 1 and 2) and that his *other* space marines movie isn't designated. If anything they are marketing the Aliens crowd for men, and Titanic for the ladies. Funny marketing people. This reminds me of a similarly big budgeted Christmas jungle adventure from a name director that also had weak posters. How can you market Kong without having the iconic empire state building battle? Answer: They waited for the dvd release poster, and for the theatrical used a closeup of a kong's face that could have been a gorilla of any size, and something advertising your local city zoo. Brilliant. Great posters have become a thing of another time, and it doesn't have to be that way. Alien. Jaws. King Kong '76. Star Wars. Halloween -- iconic images that burn in your brain. THOSE were movie posters.
  • ME
    i really hope this does well because it would be really bad if it doesnt... the biggest flop in all of history
  • Madnezz344
    Yes I too hope this movie is good.
  • Tra la la la la di da Starcraft's cover.
  • esophus
    The Navi resembles a Twi Lek..lolol. The blue mountain behind her head looks like a tentacle.
  • pfont pfreak.
    ghaaaaahh! i just can't get past the fact that cameron spent all this money to make the film "state of the art" and "light-years ahead of it's time" only to cheapen it all by using a papyrus-looking font! (why jimmy, WHY?!)
  • REAL6
    Enough of Paranha II bullshit. We all know he didn't direct that. Poster is awesome!!!
  • judas
    yes, i am.
  • That is terrible design. Terrible.
  • joe
    Fox to take over YouTube for Avatar launch That's great news people who don't know about Avatar will start to get to know now I feel 20th century Fox has done something good marketing it was done for X-MEN WOLVERINE and now it's done Avatar that will allow more people to know this movie.
  • twispious
    i love how generic it is. i think once the film sets up a proper fanbase,they'll issue a poster that is much simpler and more iconic.for now,the lion king feel to this one is oddly serene.
  • Nice!Like it!Avatar here I come!
  • branden
    Gosh these Avatar posters are stupid. Really, really stupid. I get excited about the action and Pandora looks cool, but the Navi aren't doing it for me. I will for sure see it in theaters so I can accurately criticize it. Alex, if it is good I will admit I promise.
  • Kyle Sparks
    Can't wait 'till the 18th!!
  • Sleepykid
    #23. Agree with a lot of that. To me it looks like a poster from a few years back, i.e. one that doesn't directly tell you which audience demograph it's aimed at, the way so many do these days. This may well mirror the film itself, and while it's refreshing to see Cameron take such a comparitively old-fashioned approach to big screen cinema and the wider public audience, it could prove problematic in today's climate. Jackson's Kong was another one that never quite knew its audience and traded on its heritage and creator's name. And that underperformed by some margin.
  • kack jerouack
    EPIC FAIL!!!
  • Scott
    Wow---don't know about the film, but this poster looks like Thomas Kinkade designed it. What utter cheap looking crap. You'd think Cameron would at least hire a few competent designers. Awful.
  • The Clergy Ark
    I actually really like it. Reminds me of cover art for sci-fi from the 80's or something.
  • Surprised there's no sign of the conflict in the movie on this poster - seems to be aimed at the Titanic audience, rather than fans of Aliens / Terminator...
  • Meli
    i love this movie! watched it twice in theatres! please do a sequel!




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