Avatar: The Last Airbender is the latest smash-hit that’s set to get the Netflix live-action treatment and the internet has a lot of thoughts.
The series sound like it’ll be in safe and capable hands though, as it’s the original series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino who are on-board for the adaptation.
Speaking about the news the duo stated: “We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
“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.”
Nickelodeon is also on-board with the project. Melissa Cobb, vice-president of Kids & Family Content at Netflix confirmed: “We are committed to honoring Bryan and Mike’s vision for this retelling and are thrilled to support them on creating a live-action event series, bringing Aang’s epic world of elemental magic to life for global audiences on Netflix.”
Now, Netflix is responsible for some of the best TV shows ever (Stranger Things, anyone?) but then it’s also responsible for one of the worst (the actual WORST) anime adaptations ever – of course I’m talking about the Netflix Death Note movie *shudder*.
Naturally, Avatar fans are pretty concerned about the news…
if netflix fucks up this live-action avatar, bout to haul their ass to lake laogai.
— viktor (@russiantux) September 19, 2018
So Netflix is making a new Live Action Avatar the Last Airbender… IDK Bout this one… I mean since it’s helping to forget bout the previous one I guess that’s cool but expectations are at an all time low. Think Death Note. pic.twitter.com/wjUTt68sLk
— Fornever (@ForneverWorld) September 18, 2018
I love #Avatar The casting is going to be interesting lets hope Netflix stays as authentic as possible. After the disaster that was Death Note, I’m dwindling my excitement a bit. https://t.co/It0bORuP3N
— Michael Johnson ✍ (@mikemjohnson86) September 18, 2018
What do you think about the news?