First Official Avatar Image and Trailer Countdown Clock

The international arm of Fox’s publicity department has begun circulating the first official image from James Cameron’s Avatar.

The first image shows Sam Worthington as crippled ex-Marine Jake Scully standing in front of a bluish chamber that houses his Avatar, the alien “vessel” he’ll put his mind into. You can click this one to enlarge and get a better look at the Avatar.

The second pic is yet another look at James Cameron holding a really expensive camera filming what are likely actors against massive green screens.

In addition to the new pictures, has launched a countdown clock for when they will debut the first Avatar trailer online head of its theatrical bow. A little math determines the trailer will appear this Thursday at 7am PST.

The same Avatar footage that appeared at Comic-Con with at least one new scene will begin playing in select theaters and IMAX exclusively in 3D starting this Friday, August 21.

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