It’s been a while since we’ve heard information about Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Final Airbender, however right now the streaming firm is lastly revealing particulars: specifically, the forged for some main roles. The present will characteristic 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 yr when Avatar creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko stepped away from the undertaking citing inventive variations with Netflix. “I noticed I couldn’t management the inventive path of the collection, however I may management 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… however what I will be sure about is that no matter model finally ends up on-screen, it is not going to be what Bryan and I had envisioned or meant to make.”
Taking up as showrunner is Albert Kim (Sleepy Hole, Nikita), who posted a weblog right now in regards to the course of of making what would be the second live-action tackle the collection, following M. Evening Shyamalan’s 2010 movie. “The extra I thought of it, the extra intrigued I turned,” Kim wrote. “VFX expertise has superior to the purpose the place a live-action model can’t solely faithfully translate what had been accomplished in animation — it may possibly deliver a wealthy new visible dimension to a implausible world. We’ll be capable of see bending in an actual and visceral method we’ve by no means seen earlier than.”
He additionally touched on the casting particularly, noting that “a live-action model would set up a brand new benchmark in illustration and usher in a complete new era of followers. This was an opportunity to showcase Asian and Indigenous characters as dwelling, respiration individuals. Not simply in a cartoon, however in a world that actually exists, similar to the one we dwell in.”
There’s no phrase but on when the brand new present will debut on Netflix.