It’s been a while since we’ve heard information about Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Final Airbender, however at present the streaming firm is lastly revealing particulars: particularly, the forged for some main roles. The present will function Gordon Cormier (The Stand) as Aang, Kiawentiio (Beans) as Katara, Ian Ousley (13 Causes Why) as Sokka, and Dallas Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings) as Zuko.
The live-action adaptation was first announced in 2018 and bumped into some bother final 12 months when Avatar creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko stepped away from the challenge citing inventive variations with Netflix. “I realized I couldn’t control the creative direction of the series, but I could control how I responded,” DiMartino wrote in a blog post at the time, including that “Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar has the potential to be good… but what I can be certain about is that whatever version ends up on-screen, it will not be what Bryan and I had envisioned or intended to make.”
Taking up as showrunner is Albert Kim (Sleepy Hole, Nikita), who posted a weblog at present in regards to the course of of making what would be the second live-action tackle the sequence, following M. Night time Shyamalan’s 2010 movie. “The more I thought about it, the more intrigued I became,” Kim wrote. “VFX technology has advanced to the point where a live-action version can not only faithfully translate what had been done in animation — it can bring a rich new visual dimension to a fantastic world. We’ll be able to see bending in a real and visceral way we’ve never seen before.”
He additionally touched on the casting particularly, noting that “a live-action version would establish a new benchmark in representation and bring in a whole new generation of fans. This was a chance to showcase Asian and Indigenous characters as living, breathing people. Not just in a cartoon, but in a world that truly exists, very similar to the one we live in.”
There’s no phrase but on when the brand new present will debut on Netflix.