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Netflix planning live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender with original creators

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  1. dubteedub
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    Well, I doubt it could be any worse than the live-action M. Night movie. Thank god. It sounds like they will hire actual Asian actors for the cast. That was one of the most glaring issues of the...

    Well, I doubt it could be any worse than the live-action M. Night movie.

    “We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build upon everyone’s great work on the original animated series and go even deeper into the characters, story, action, and world-building.”

    Thank god. It sounds like they will hire actual Asian actors for the cast. That was one of the most glaring issues of the movie that just made it feel awful.

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    SuperGracchiBros
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    I'd much rather they explore a new story in the Avatar universe. I feel like there's new ground that could be tread rather than retelling something that, though not without flaws, was fairly well...

    I'd much rather they explore a new story in the Avatar universe. I feel like there's new ground that could be tread rather than retelling something that, though not without flaws, was fairly well done. The serialised format was perfect for the story TLA was trying to tell. I think that whatever's gained by the remaking TLA in live-action is outweighed by what's lost.

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      Catt
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      Yeah, I'm honestly not too interested in a remake of TLA. I would prefer something that adds to the world or story. Specifically I would love to see Kyoshi's story.

      Yeah, I'm honestly not too interested in a remake of TLA. I would prefer something that adds to the world or story. Specifically I would love to see Kyoshi's story.

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      1. michicachan999
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        A Kyoshi story line would be a great thing to explore

        A Kyoshi story line would be a great thing to explore

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    2. fifthecho
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      I agree wholeheartedly. The only reason I can come up with as to why one would want to do a live action remake is to show off your VFX budget...which could easily distract from the story.

      I agree wholeheartedly. The only reason I can come up with as to why one would want to do a live action remake is to show off your VFX budget...which could easily distract from the story.

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  3. Shiga
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    This both great news, but worth being skeptical about still. With the original Bryke combo having more involvement in the production of a live action adaptation, I have no doubt that they have a...

    This both great news, but worth being skeptical about still.

    With the original Bryke combo having more involvement in the production of a live action adaptation, I have no doubt that they have a clear vision of how they want a live action version done right. However, from my experiences with Netflix and Asian representation, I feel they've had a history of whitewashing or misrepresentation across a few different Netflix originals like Iron Fist (and I'm not talking about Danny Rand), To All the Boys I Loved, Bojack's representation of Vietnamese people that aren't Diane, and Death Note, to name a few.

    I'm hoping they stay more faithful to the animated show's representation of Eastern culture and not just make it another case of white characters fully embedded in Eastern cladded clothing and martial arts. I undoubtedly believe that the live action reboot can be done much better if using Asian Americans with great reception.

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  4. SlipSlop
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    All I want is something that is entertaining without going against the source material.

    All I want is something that is entertaining without going against the source material.

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