Aang will get another chance to hit the big screen with a confirmed sequel ready to push through. Helming the second movie is returning director M. Night Shyamalan, and the accomplished writer-director is more than ready to return and direct the sequel for ?Avatar: The Last Airbender,? according to Venture Capital Post.
Avatar: The Last Airbender 2
5 years have passed since the first Avatar live-action movie release, but the director is still being criticized whenever talks about a sequel come up, shared by Venture Capital Post. With a list of successful movies from M. Night Shyamalan, it?s hard to understand what had happened to the first movie.
But the Indian-American explained how it was not his fault and defended his film from negative criticizing saying, ?It?s really weird because on the show the average age was, like, nine-years-old. So you could make it one of two ways: You could make it for that same audience, which is what I did ? for nine and 10-year-olds ? or you could do the Transformers version and have Megan Fox,? shared by Venture Capital Post.
?I didn?t do that. That would have felt like, ?Well, I?m going to make a movie about a kids show that my 10-year-old is watching and not make it for her. I make it for my guy friends.? That felt like a betrayal of the innocence of the piece,? he added.
Shyamalan planned to push through with the sequel as shown in the last scene of the movie, where Azula, prince Zuko?s sister, is introduced. ?Avatar: The Last Airbender? was planned to become a trilogy, however, there are still no news about the continuation and if the development would push through in the coming years, posted by Venture Capital Post.
Smoke and Shadow
In other reports, Dark Horse is set to release ?Smoke and Shadow,? the beginning chapter of the latest ?Avatar: The Last Airbender? series. Writer Gene Luen Yang expresses his excitement about the upcoming comic book and that ?fans should prepare themselves for a thrilling and adventurous ride,? shared by Entertainment Weekly.
?One of the best things about working on the comics is that we get to tie up some loose ends that the series left,? Gene Luen Yang said. ?And the series left them intentionally, I?ve talked to Mike [Dante DiMartino] and Bryan [Konietzko], the creators of the original show about it, and we talked about how life in general, we often have loose ends so they wanted that feel. So in the comic, we bring some resolution.?
Dark Horse?s Chapter 1 of ?Smoke and Shadow? is set to release in September, following the adventures from ?Avatar: The Last Airbender.?