About two years ago, news broke that there will be a live action adaptation of the animated series Avatar: Last Airbender. This took the fans by surprise, but the excitement was greater when it was announced that the creators of the cartoon would be the showrunners of this new project. However, this excitement may diminish, as the filmmakers just announced that they will be leaving production.

The above was reported by Collider, who was given the task of collecting this statement, from the official website of Michael DiMartino, who devised the original program together with Bryan Konietzko. This is what he had to say:

“I sought wisdom from Stoic philosophers, who are great at differentiating between what is and is not under our control. I realized that I couldn’t control the creative direction of the show, but I could control how it responded. So I decided to leave the project. It was the toughest career decision I’ve ever had to make, and I certainly didn’t take it lightly, but it was necessary for my happiness and creative integrity. « 

In addition, he finished off with a forceful statement in which he assures that, sadly, the version that is presented to the public will have nothing to do with what they had planned from the beginning:

« And who knows? Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar has the potential to be good. It may turn out to be a show that many of you end up enjoying, but what I’m sure of is that whatever version ends up on screen, It won’t be what Bryan and I intended to do”.

This is sure to be a disappointment for many, especially considering that, when the announcement of the start of pre-production was made, Both individuals emphatically promised fans that, with their involvement, they would witness the best flesh-and-blood version of Aang’s adventures that could be found. get.

His words at that time were a relief to the community of fans (who were eager to forget what M. Night Shyamalan did in his not well received adaptation). Now a large percentage of this hope has been dissolved. It remains to be seen what he has in mind to make the streaming giant red « N » with the history of The Four Nations.

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José Roberto Landaverde Cinephile and music lover. I love to write, listen, read and comment on everything related to the seventh art. I think Fleetwood Mac is underrated. I’m a fan of Rocky and Back to the Future and obviously one day I’ll go up the « Philly Steps » and drive a DeLorean. Faithful believer that the cinema is the best teleportation machine, and also that on the big screen we can all see ourselves represented.