Brand new pictures from “The Last Airbender” have been unraveled and this time, they bring forth Sokka and Katara, the two key characters beside Aang and Zuko. Found via The Examiner, each of the images gives out a close-up shot of Jackson Rathbone and Nicola Peltz in their characters’ costume. In addition to those two, other captures at Noah Ringer’s Aang and Dev Patel’s Zuko are also included.
Jackson Rathbone as Sokka
Nicola Peltz as Katara
Noah Ringer as Aang
Dev Patel as Zuko
Weeks earlier, producer Frank Marshall has opened up to Starlog that the planned trilogy of “The Last Airbender” won’t be filmed back-to-back, instead they will be handled one by one and may take as long as six years to complete. “We’re shooting them one at a time, because they’re being written one at a time,” he stated. “[M.] Night [Shyamalan] will finish this movie, then the script and then we’ll prepare for the next one. I think it’ll probably happen over six years.”
Slated for July 2, 2010 U.S. release, “The Last Airbender” is a live-action film version of Nickelodeon’s animated series of the same name. To be differentiated from James Cameron’s “Avatar”, it has dropped “Avatar” from its title. The film follows Aang and is set in a world where human civilization is divided into four nations: Water, Earth, Air and Fire.
It’s really stupid that they can’t use the name “Avatar” just because James Cameron decided to use that name for a weird alien movie, can’t they just use a variation of the name? The director’s name is already part of the title so why not just go with “M. Night Shyamalan’s Avatar: The Last Airbender”?
Anyway, I hope they do a good adaptation and don’t F-it up, somehow I doubt 2 hours per movie is enough to cover each season.
As far as the pictures, they don’t look bad but Katara looks kinda young. As for Zuko I see now the scar is bigger than it appeared in the previous pictures.