Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender faces its first main upheaval.
Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the creators of the unique sequence, introduced on Wednesday that they’d left the mission. DiMartino penned a blog post, whereas Konietzko took to Instagram to announce their resolution. Neither of them was particular of their complaints, however each cited inventive points with Netflix.
“To be clear, this was not a simple matter of us not getting our way,” wrote Konietzko. “Mike and I are very collaborative people; we did not need all of these ideas to come from us. As long as we felt those ideas were in line with the spirit and integrity of Avatar, we would have happily embraced them. However, we ultimately came to the belief that we would not be able to meaningfully guide the direction of the series.”
DiMartino echoed related sentiments on social media.
“Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar has the potential to be good. It may become a present lots of you find yourself having fun with,” wrote DiMartino. “But what I can be certain about is that whatever version ends up on-screen, it will not be what Bryan and I had envisioned or intended to make.”
Netflix introduced a live-action remake of the favored Nickelodeon sequence in 2018, with an emphasis on the unique creators being closely concerned as govt producers and showrunners. Avatar: The Last Airbender obtained a live-action film in 2010, however it was a important and industrial flop that gained a infamous repute for casting white actors as characters of colour. The concept of a live-action adaptation with heavy creator involvement excited followers. Now that DiMartino and Konietzko have departed, nevertheless, it seems just like the live-action Avatar might observe within the path of its M. Night Shyamalan-directed predecessor.
All seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender are presently streaming on Netflix.