Avatar debut photos are an amazing throwback to 2009
it was 13 years since the original James Cameron Avatar and, really, has anything changed in that time? [checks notes] OK, maybe one some everything, but I should be specific about the key inflection points I’m thinking about here: Has anything changed about the way celebrities get into blockbuster premieres?
We here at Polygon love the reason to travel back in time thanks to the power of photojournalism, imagine yourself walking the red carpet of your favorite movies and realize that, oh, yes, head The 2000s were a different time. The Lord of the Rings Cast really grown up since the premiere of Association of the Ring. The the premiere of But the pirate of the Caribbean is… a moment. So on the occasion Avatar: The Road of WaterWe have to go back… We have to go back to Pandora.
But here’s the turning point: 2009 lineup Avatar The premiere doesn’t look very different from the 2022 gala. Thirteen years of monoculture have put us in roughly the same place, with a few nuanced differences. Some celebrities have moved away from the limelight. Others are here to stay. The styles have changed, but no one is there Avatar the premiere is gone full Keira Knightley.
Important takeaway: Danny DeVito had a great time at Avatar premiere.
DeVito, along with his wife, Rhea Perlman, and daughter Lucy DeVito, rocked the green carpet in 2009 knowing full well that they were about to witness a game changer. One uncanny commonality between the premieres of many classic movies these days is that most people don’t seem to know what they’re in for. Big names don’t appear beyond the main cast, and lower-level celebrities often look like they’ve just gone to the supermarket.
This is Avatar! A technological wonder over a decade that will become the highest-grossing film of all time! Why does nobody but Danny DeVito care?!?!
These guys get it. They were there. Sigourney Weaver, thrives on returning to big sci-fi movies. Cameron looked as if he had just run 18 victorious laps. Sam Worthington, nice to be there. Michelle Rodriguez… damn it. The only one to compete with Danny DeVito on Avatar carpet. radiant. Kill it. Everyone is neutral, she puts waste for the company in pink. Why isn’t she in? Avatar: The Road of Water? I blame Vin Diesel. Bring Captain Trudy Chacón back to Pandora.
Zoe Saldaña also seems to have had an explosion at Avatar debut, maybe because half of the moviegoers wouldn’t know it was her under that CG Neytiri makeup. Something red carpet motion capture.
Brendan Fraser is at the end of his action film career when Avatar premiered in 2009, but he’s easily one of the most famous people to pay homage to Cameron. His necklace is definitely something you’ll see on Pandora. Here’s not quite DeVito’s level of enthusiasm, but good spirits. Surprisingly, he is now talking about the Oscar for his work on Whale like water path out in theaters. Fraser endured.
Masi Oka, since when hero is above, adorning the blue carpet. It’s not even a Fox show. As far as we can tell there is no professional obligation there. The man just wanted to see Avatar! If he brought his own snacks, he would rival DeVito.
And this is astronaut Buzz Aldrin with his then-wife Lois Driggs Cannon. I can only imagine what Buzz Aldrin thinks Avatar.
How hard did Danny DeVito work Avatar? The archives are full of the actor’s repetitive moments lifebut then he went back to the carpet to take pictures with the cast of It’s always sunny in Philadelphia. “Group Clock Avatar” (probably because Fox invited anyone on a popular FX show, but hey, they made the timing). Some fun quizzes: Always Sunny went on so long that it was in season 5 when Avatar hit theaters, and it remains to this day. Take that one, James Cameron.
Maybe Jason Alexander likes movie premieres. Maybe he has a lot of free time Seinfeld surplus. But the man was in Shrek debut and Avatar debuted almost a decade apart with the same casual wear and it stood out to me. And not looking as excited to be there as Danny DeVito?
Fox Synergy: Invite three hot young stars to the premiere of your big movie to gently promote their new movie. Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, and Alexandra Daddario looked like they couldn’t help but watch Jake Sully embark on the Iknimaya challenge in the Hallelujah Mountains that night, but will they sell Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thiefthey have to make faces!
Michael Mann and his wife, Summer, arrived and they looked really emotional. Not necessarily DeVito hype, just fun to be out of the house to watch a master’s damn good movie.
Cuba Gooding Jr., another actor regularly on the premiere circuit from 2000-2010walk Avatar Blue carpet with her son. Fun Fact: Mason Gooding is now a full-time actor/baby who was very good in Screaming 2022!
Tom Arnold experiences real life in 3D while attending Avatar premiere. A DeVito rival, but less established.
Nothing can beat Danny DeVito at Avatar premiere. And the climax continues to go into the night…
How much Danny DeVito loves Avatar debut? Why, he came back just this month with the premiere of Avatar: The Road of Water. A righteous man will protect the tulkun with all his might.