The Last Airbender was one of the famous projects by Nickelodeon. Netflix recently bought rights to The Last Airbender and Legend of Kora. These shows started to trend. Fans became excited and started to praise Netflix. However, Netflix has something special for the fans. Netflix is going to create a live-action show for the Last Airbender.
In 2010, M.Night Shyamalan directed “The Last Airbender” live-action movie. But the movie was an epic fail. It got negative reviews from the audience. According to some sources, Nicklodean’s involvement ruined the project. The movie did good at the box office, but the rating was poor. It is going to be a big step for Netflix. Netflix is also notorious for ruining shows and reboots. Fate: The Winx saga also got poor reviews from the viewers. The show failed to represent the characters of the cartoons. However, fans are afraid that the streaming platform might repeat the mistake with this project.
Avatar: The Last Airbender Plot
The show is going to follow the plot of the Nickelodeon series. It is going to stay true to their original characters. But there is news that Netflix has some troubles with the original creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko the original showrunners were promised full cooperation. But, according to them, Netflix failed to do so. According to some sources, they have moved to Nickelodeon for the avatar studios. In an interview Bryan updated fans;
“We’re writing, planning, and testing. Though there’s plenty that’s new for us in this live-action process, we’ve been on this long rollercoaster ride twice before and a lot of the climbs and twists and turns feel familiar. Right now, everything seems slow, and we’re itching to speed up; before we know it, everything will be moving too fast and happening all at once.”
According to some sources, the production was about to start this year. But, due to the pandemic, they had to cancel. There is no news about the production of the series yet.
The most important part of this whole project is the cast. they have to stay true to the original characters. In 2010, the movie got bad reviews because the whitewashed the whole project. They cast brown and Indian actors as the “evil characters”. There is no news about the cast of the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action remake. Michael Dante DiMartino said:
“We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build upon everyone’s great work on the original animated series and go even deeper into the characters, story, action, and world-building. Netflix is wholly dedicated to manifesting our vision for this retelling, and we’re incredibly grateful to be partnering with them.”
There is no news about the release date of the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action remake yet. The production might start this year.
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.