Are plans to create a live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series on Netflix canceled after disagreements?
Fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender woke up to find #CancelNetflixATLALiveAction on Twitter. Why is it trending and are plans for the series scrapped?
Avatar: The Last Airbender fans were overjoyed when the animated series became available to stream at Netflix. The streaming giant then announced an upcoming live-action series. After the failed movie, however, it needs to be carefully approached and brought to life.
The movie has a 5% rotten score from critics and 30% from audiences at Rotten Tomatoes. Needless to say, it was everything but a hit. There were issues and complains about whitewashing what should have been a diverse film, among other problems. Now, Netflix and creators can’t seem to agree on which direction to take the live-action series in.
Is Avatar canceled at Netflix before it began?
Despite the many tweets, this isn’t all bad news. It’s good to make our voices heard about it. We need to make it clear that we don’t agree with some of the reports surfacing about Avatar.
According to Vox, the creators have walked away from the project after not being able to come to an agreement on things. One of the franchise creators, Bryan Konietzko, stated that:
“When Netflix brought me on board to run this series alongside Mike [Michael Dante DiMartino] two years ago, they [Netflix] made a very public promise to support our vision. Unfortunately, there was no follow-through on that promise.”
Yikes! Fans didn’t like learning this at all and have taken to Twitter to voice their complaints, making #CancelNetflixATLALiveAction the most trending topic. Will Netflix listen? It can go either way!
Either Netflix gives in and brings back Konietzko and DiMartino, or they go on with their own vision and bring someone else on board to the project.
What do you think about the reports? Will The Last Airbender plans continue at Netflix? We’ll be sure to keep you posted!