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.’
.@Netflix will be producing a live-action series of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' with the original creators as show runners:
"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. pic.twitter.com/2csFbEWg5Z
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) September 19, 2018
While it might be a while before additional details drop, who’s up for a re-watch of the entire series?