Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender Reportedly Wraps Production
Published 1 year ago
M. Night Shymalan had tried and failed to get a live-action Last Airbender franchise going, but Netflix is going to be attempting the same thing with a series.
News had actually just dropped that filming for Avatar: The Last Airbender has wrapped, and it’s going to be a matter of time before we get our first look. The report comes from Discussing Film:
Netflix’s live-action ‘AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER’ series has reportedly wrapped filming. pic.twitter.com/GDYZgbvkdM
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) June 19, 2022
Admittedly, there are a lot of concerns when it comes to the quality of the show. Besides the Shymalan movie, the series had lost the involvement of original series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko; after the two had left the project, fans of the show had started to cast their doubts on the series. It also doesn’t help that a previous anime adaptation from Netflix, Cowboy Bebop, bombed when it was released.
That being said, I am still hopeful that the series manages to introduce some new people to the story of Aang. The world is just so full of potential, that, if done right, Netflix could have a property that could reach Star Wars levels of hype. Then again, they will have to compete with Avatar Studios, which is being run by the original ATLA creators.
Maybe there could be some kind of cooperation between the studios moving forward, but for now, Netflix will have to try on its own if they can shake off the bad PR of the Shymalan adaptation.
No release date has been set for the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender yet, but it’s likely that we could get a release sometime in 2023.