The Aliens From James Cameron's Avatar Raise Their Blue Faces

A first look at James Cameron's alien Na'Vi has been released on the streets of San Diego. While the schedule for Comic-Con is still a week out, advertisers are already gearing up for the most important week of your life.

These banners are flying tall and proud throughout the city of San Diego, ready to greet fans with their winking cat-like eyes. This is the first real look we've had at the alien race James Cameron took ten years to create for his motion-capture film Avatar, due in theaters this December.

Here's the official synopsis:

In a distant future, humanity discovers the planet 'Alpha Centauri B-4', and for those scientists and astronauts who've traversed the gulf between neighboring suns and arrived on its alien soil know it as 'Pandora'. A world filled with an incredible diversity of beautiful and deadly ammonia-breathing lifeforms. Its also a world that harbors treasures and resources almost beyond price. But just as the original Pandora's Box wrought devastation on those who would use it for their own gain, so too this world may destroy not just the Pandorans home, but ours as well.

Avatar is the story of a wounded ex-marine, thrust unwillingly into an effort to settle and exploit an exotic planet rich in bio-diversity, who eventually crosses over to lead the indigenous race in a battle for survival.

Hype machine be damned, I'm starting to get the SDCC itch — and blue-skinned aliens are doing nothing to calm my nerves. Let's all hope that this film deserves the "jaw dropping" buzz it's receiving from the press. My heart just can't take another Terminator 4.

For a better look at the banner check out ComingSoon.net.