Monday, November 29, 2021

Netflix's Live-Action 'Avatar: Last Airbender' Series Slated to Start Filming in a Few Weeks

Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender is slated to begin filming within a few weeks according to Daniel Dae Kim.

The live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's beloved animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender is set to begin production in the upcoming weeks. Netflix originally announced their plans for the adaptation back in September of 2018. After taking some time to get production moving, Netflix announced casting for Uncle Iroh and Commander Zhao a few weeks ago after previously announcing Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio Tarbell as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko.

Originally, the series was set to see the return of the original series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. The creators later parted ways with Netflix, claiming creative differences over the direction of the series. Netflix has since brought in Albert Kim to serve as the series showrunner, while DiMartino and Konietzko have gone on to partner with Nickelodeon to form Avatar Studios.

During an interview with Collider, Daniel Dae Kim, who is set to portray Fire Lord Ozai, discussed the production timeline for the series. When asked when he starts filming for Avatar: The Last Airbender, Kim simply stated, "I think production starts in a couple of weeks."

Back in July, it was believed that production on Avatar: The Last Airbender would begin sometime in November. However, this did not come to pass. The series even changed its working title in recent weeks, going from Trade Winds to Blue Dawn. No official statement has been released by Netflix to confirm a production date as of yet and there is also no expected or official release date for the series.

Expectations for the Avatar: The Last Airbender are high, as many fans still claim the series to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, to ever be created by Nickelodeon. Even though the original creators departed, this does not necessarily mean that the new adaptation cannot meet the bar set by the original. People involved with the project, including Paul Sun-Hyung Lee who is set to portray Prince Zuko's Uncle Iroh, have high praise for the actors involved. If Netflix has truly been able to find the actors to bring the characters to life, they must work hard to ensure the storytelling and production are at just as high of a level if they are hoping to bring justice to the source material. If production really does begin within the next few weeks, hopefully more official images or clips can be released to ease the concerns of any sceptics.

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Original source: ScreenRant.

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