It’s been a while since we’ve heard the news of Netflix’s live-action adaptation Avatar: The Last Airbender, but today the streaming company finally reveals the details: namely, some of the important roles of Actors. The program features Gordon Cormier (Stand) as Aang, Kiawentiio (Beans) as Qatar, Ian Ousley (13 reasons) Sokka and Dallas Liu (The legends of Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings) such as Zuko.
Live-action adaptation was was first announced in 2018 and got into trouble last year when character creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko abandoned the project, citing creative differences with Netflix. “I realized I couldn’t control the creative direction of the series, but I can control how I responded,” DiMartino wrote in his blog post at the time, adding that “Netflix’s live-action adaptation character may be good … but I can be sure that any version ends up on the screen, it’s not what Bryan and I had imagined or planned to do. “
The showrunner is Albert Kim (Sleepy Hollow, Nikita), which today published a blog about what is the second live-action shot in the series since M. Night Shyamalan’s 2010 film. “The more I thought about it, the more I was interested.” Kim wrote. “VFX technology has advanced to the point that the live-action version can not only faithfully translate what is done in animation — it can bring a rich new visual dimension to the fantastic world. We see bending with real and internal organs that we have never seen before. “
He also touched on Actors specifically, noting that “the live-action version created a new benchmark in representation and brought a whole new generation of fans. This was an opportunity to present Asian and indigenous characters as living, breathing people. Not just in a cartoon, but in a world that really there is, very similar to how we live. ”
It is not yet known when the new show will debut on Netflix.