Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender noticed Aang and the remainder of Staff Avatar journey the world so he might grasp all 4 parts from totally different bending masters. For all they went by, there was at all times a looming threat overhead within the type of Sozin’s Comet, a celestial phenomenon which served as an enormous energy enhance for firebenders. Every time the present drew consideration to the comet, it made you’re feeling how a lot Staff Avatar wished to be prepared by the point of its arrival.
However that urgency received’t be fully felt within the upcoming live-action collection for Netflix. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Albert Kim defined that the Comet’s been eliminated as a stake-raiser, at the very least for now. The cartoon occurred over the course of a few 12 months, however the adaptation began filming in 2022, which is an issue for a present headlined by younger actors. Youngsters develop quick—EW acknowledged how Aang and Katara’s respective actors, Gordon Cormier and Kiawentiio, began filming of their early teenagers and at the moment are 14 and 17. By Kim’s admission, the group “couldn’t know precisely how previous our actors could be for the next seasons.”
Ought to Avatar get renewed, Kim hopes they’ll be capable to higher account for “puberty, adolescence, time passing — all of these enjoyable issues that occur to real-life human beings that don’t occur to animated characters.” However proper now, he’s centered on working with the behind the scenes group to make sure season one is prepared for prime time in a couple of weeks. He was frank in calling it a “race to the end line,” and stated there’s “nonetheless quite a lot of work to be finished. […] I don’t wish to take into consideration tomorrow but.”
Avatar: The Final Airbender involves Netflix on February 22.
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