Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender To Start Filming in 2020

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The popular Nickelodeon TV show Avatar is being re-made by Netflix and it is set to begin its production this coming 2020 following New Year.

This update was first revealed in Word Crafts Chitchat Podcast where Jessie Flower attended the show. She lent her voice to Toph in the animated series, and she shared her experience working in the set.

The live-action reboot will most likely start filming in February. There are no updates on casting yet and Netflix is still looking for its lead. Hopefully, the studio finds a more fitting cast than the previous one.

Avatar: The Last Airbender was created by Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko in 2005. The series tells the journey of Aang, an Airbender who is destined to become the Avatar – someone who can manipulate elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire.

After the previous Avatar went missing, war broke out in the entire region. and Aang had to stop the conflict by mastering all four elements and fulfilling his destiny.

It’s been quite a while since the hit animation show aired on television but it did gain a sequel through The Legend of Korra. Avatar remains one of the most well-loved shows of Nickelodeon’s gallery.

This is not the first time that a studio has attempted to make a live-action film based on the Avatar series. The show was adapted as a film under the direction of M. Night Shymalan and, whilst the overall visual impact was highly praised, the limited casting and absurd plot were slated and the movie grossed terribly at the box office.

Also read: Star Wars: The Last Jedi is Streaming on Disney+

Now that Netflix is attempting to redeem the franchise following the first adaptation, we can only hope that Aang can fulfil his duty as the Last Airbender, and eventually become the Avatar.

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Ariane Cruz