Netflix is giving the ‘The Last Airbender’ a non-whitewashed reboot

Gelo Lasin

Thank. God.

Remember M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Last Airbender’?

You know, that 2010 adaptation of the beloved Nickelodeon show which featured a rushed storyline, cringe-worthy action sequences, and a not-so-Asian-looking leads?

Yeah, me neither.

Thankfully, Netflix seemed to realize that it’s already 2018 and that Asian leads are cool now as the streaming service is set to launch a live-action, non-whitewashed reboot of the series.

Not much is known about the said reboot, other than that it’ll be helmed by the show’s OG creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko – and a tease of this gorgeous concept art courtesy of John Staub.

DiMartino and Konietzko emphasized their desire for a diverse cast, as an excerpt from their statement reads:

‘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.’

While it might be a while before additional details drop, who’s up for a re-watch of the entire series?

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