Netflix sends excitement to fans as it gives a first look at the live-action ‘Avatar’ characters
Netflix has unveiled the first images from its highly anticipated live-action remake of “Avatar: The Last Airbrender.”
During Netflix’s annual TUDUM event, fans are given a glimpse of the live-action ‘Avatar’ characters. The released photos showcase Gordon Cormier as Aang, the last Air Nomad, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko, and Kiawentiio as Katara.
The live-action adaptation will follow the story of 12-year-old Aang. He is the sole survivor of his nation and master of all four elements, on his quest to end the Fire Nation’s war and restore harmony to the world.
The series stars George Takei from “Star Trek,” Arden Cho of “Teen Wolf” fame, and Amber Midthunder from “Prey.” Other talented actors joining the project are Momona Tamada, Thalia Tran, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Danny Pudi, and James Sie.
Netflix’s decision to create a live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” was announced in 2018, following the success of the original Nickelodeon animated series and the controversial 2010 film by M. Night Shyamalan.
Hpwever, the production has faced setbacks. The original series creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, departed the project in 2020 due to creative differences.
Michael expressed his perspective on his website: “I realized I couldn’t control the creative direction of the series. But I could control how I responded.”
Bryan echoed this sentiment on Instagram, explaining, “Mike and I are collaborative people. We did not need all the ideas to come from us. As long as we felt those ideas were in line with the spirit and integrity of ‘Avatar,’ we would have happily embraced them. However, we ultimately came to the belief that we would not be able to meaningfully guide the direction of the series.”
More details are yet to be unveiled by Netflix about its live-action remake of “Avatar: The Last Airbrender.”
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