Yip, yip! Netflix has released a first full look at its upcoming live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender - and yes, it features everyone's favourite sky bison. Well, his horns at least.
But, considering how long it's taken the streamer to get the series off the ground – it was first announced in 2018 – we'll take it.
Centre stage in the poster is Gordon Cormier as Aang wielding his trusty airbender staff. He is flanked by Kiawentiio Tarbell as waterbender Katara, Ian Ousley as her brother Sokka and their winged lemur friend Momo.
The new image also confirms the series will come in 2024 (more on that below), with Netflix confirming a teaser trailer will land tomorrow (Thursday 9th November). With the first clip released back in June giving little away, we're excited to see more of what's in store for the gaang's foray into live-action.
Luckily for fans, Netflx's adaptation isn't the only Avatar project coming in the near future.
A new animated movie set 17 years after the events of the last episode is in the works, helmed by animation creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino – who left the Netflix adaptation in 2020 following clashes with the streamer.
Read on to learn everything we know about Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action, including release dates, cast and trailers.
Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action release date speculation
Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action will arrive in 2024.
Back in June 2023, we got our first look at Netflix's live-action series at their TUDUM event in Brazil, introduced by none other than the quartet of main stars, who teed up their exciting teaser.
Since then, we've had another update from Netflix on 17th October 2023, with some beautiful first-look stills at some of the cast as well as our first release window.
As soon as we have more detailed information, we'll update this page.
Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action cast – Who will star?
While the animated series had an incredible cast featuring Mark Hamill and Mae Whitman, the Netflix live-action has set its sights on a batch of well-known and fresh faces to give us what looks to be a strikingly life-like cast to their animated counterparts:
- Gordon Cormier - Avatar Aang
- Dallas Liu - Prince Zuko
- Kiawentiio Tarbell - Katara
- Ian Ousley - Sokka
- Paul Sun-Hyung Lee - General Iroh
- Daniel Dae Kim - Fire Lord Ozai
- Ken Leung - Commander Zhao
- Maria Zhang - Suki
- Elizabeth Yu - Princess Azula
Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action plot: What could happen?
We expect that the first season of Netflix's live-action adaptation will take inspiration from the first season of the animated show, and based on Netflix's synopsis, which you can read below, that seems to be the case:
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"The four nations once lived in harmony, with the Avatar, master of all four elements, keeping peace between them. But everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked and wiped out the Air Nomads, the first step taken by the firebenders towards conquering the world.
"With the current incarnation of the Avatar yet to emerge, the world has lost hope. But like a light in the darkness, hope springs forth when Aang, a young Air Nomad — and the last of his kind — reawakens to take his rightful place as the next Avatar."
Fans of the show will easily be able to spot that this is very similar to the now iconic narration of the anime.
Is there a trailer for Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action?
While it doesn't give much away, we do have this exciting teaser below, which debuted at Netflix's TUDUM event on 17th June 2023.
It teases the archetypal elements that the show is built upon, as well as a possible look at the show's logo.
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