A new poster has been unveiled for Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Following its 2018 initial announcement, Netflix’s latest adaptation is gearing up for its coming release this February.
The new poster gives fans a full look at the main and supporting cast of the show, showing Katara played by Kiawentiio, Sokka played by Ian Ousley, Prince Zuko played by Dallas Liu, Princess Azula played by Elizabeth Yu, and General Iroh played by Paul Sun-Hyung Lee.
Additionally, according to the show’s official X/Twitter account, its first trailer is set to release sometime tomorrow. The first season of Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender is set to adapt to the original show’s first book, which begins with Aang trapped in an iceberg and ends with the showdown at the Northern Water tribe.
Avatar: The Last Airbender originally aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008, enrapturing audiences and revolutionizing serialized storytelling in Western animation.
While some fans have maintained their excitement for this new adaptation, many are still skeptical. This isn’t the first time an attempt was made to adapt the series. The box office bomb that was M. Night Shyamalan’s 2010 movie of the same name adapted the same storyline to the big screen.
For many Avatar fans, the film was a poor portrayal of the animated series, not only for jamming one season’s worth of storytelling into an hour-long movie but also for its inaccurate portrayal of its iconic characters.
However, live-action adaptations of animated franchises have seen a step up in quality in recent years, especially with the recent success of the One Piece live-action adaptation.
That said, fans will have to wait and see if Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender adaptation lives up to its promises when it releases on February 22, 2024.