Avatar: The Last Airbender, Nickelodeon’s epic animated adventure about a young boy who can control all four elements, came to an end all the way back in 2008, but it’s never stopped inspiring people. We’ve had a spinoff (The Legend of Korra), a terrible live-action movie from M. Night Shyamalan, comics, TikToks, and now a full-on revival. Nickelodeon has launched Avatar Studios, which will make new animated projects set in the world of The Last Airbender. Meanwhile, Netflix is remaking the whole series in live-action.
It’s been years since we first heard about the Netflix show, and while we’ve gotten some pictures here and there, there’s been little in the way of solid news. When is this thing coming out? Exactly what does it change and what stays the same? How about a trailer?
Well, it seems like the ice is thawing. Today, Netflix dropped a poster for the series, with the promise of more to follow tomorrow:
That would be our heroes Aang (Gordon Cormier), Katara (Kiawentiio Tarbell) and Sokka (Ian Ousley) riding atop Aang’s flying bison Appa, with a special appearance by the flying bat-monkey thing Momo; I never really learned his deal, but the show definitely has a lot of animal companion characters who make great plushies.
In its Twitter post about the poster, Netflix said that we’re getting our “first full look at Avatar: The Last Airbender” tomorrow. If you ask me, that can only mean one thing:
We’re (probably) getting a trailer for Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender remake on Thursday, November 9
I am very excited to see all these characters running around in live-action. At one point, I was nervous the live-action version would be terrible, and I’m still reserving judgment, but after Netflix had a hit with its anime-to-live-action adaptation of One Piece earlier this year, I’m breathing a little easier.
UPDATE: The trailer has dropped! Behold:
Avatar: The Last Airbender will premiere on Netflix on February 22, 2024.