Another week, another quote from someone who was involved with or has witnessed the greatness of Avatar. This time it comes from actor Laz Alonso, who will be playing an alien called Tsu’Tey in the film. Collider had the chance to interview him while he was on the rounds promoting Fast and Furious (which also features Avatar co-star Michelle Rodriguez).
My dream was to be in Star Wars and, unfortunately, I wasn’t big enough in my career at the time that Star Wars was casting and getting characters. To have the opportunity to be a part of this trilogy is the biggest gift I could have. Star Wars was the revolutionary sci-fi movie for the generation when I was a kid, growing up. And, I believe in my heart that Avatar is going to be the revolutionary sci-fi movie for this generation, in this era. I am always the guy who doesn’t like to oversell because, in this business, you can get so excited about something and, if it doesn’t pan out, you have egg on your face. But, this is one movie that I feel very, very confident selling, standing at the top of a mountain and screaming at the top of my lungs how great this movie is because I’ve seen it with my own two eyes.
We’ve heard similar praise from a number of different people now so we have no reason to doubt Alonso. Everything we have heard about Avatar suggests that it will be the revolutionary sci-fi movie for this generation (we just haven’t seen any proof yet). We have heard hints of Avatar becoming a trilogy so that isn’t exactly new, but still exciting to think about.
We were recently told that we should be getting a poster soon, which would be the first actual piece of marketing from the film. If we don’t get a trailer during the summer movie season then we will almost certainly get one soon after.