The Last Airbender 2 (Earth) and M. Night Shyamalan

"Dark, elaborate and rich", these are the descriptions M. Night Shyamalan gave for The Last Airbender 2 (Earth). The second sequel to the Airbender trilogy is expected to perform well at the box office, surpassing its first counterpart which just grossed over $58 million dollars in the U.S.

What M. Night Shyamalan Has to Say about The Last Airbender 2


The Last Airbender 2 (Earth) and M. Night ShyamalanRight in the middle of the poor reviews and gross income in the box office, M. Night Shyamalan is still off to writing and directing the second Airbender sequel: The Last Airbender 2. In an interview, M. Night Shyamalan revealed that the first script for the sequel of the movie was already written; the writer, director and producer also said he is "very pleased" with the second movie and describes it to have darker and more elaborate elements.

This time around, the movie is said to revolve around the secondary characters from the first movie. The movie also has a great antagonist in the person of Azula. Shyamalan also says Azula is the only character in the series that is "really negative".




But Still No Go Signal from the Big Boss

The Last Airbender 2 (Earth)But Shyamalan's work on the second and even the third sequel is still "unofficial"; Paramount studios has yet to give the go signal for the movie production. One factor seen for this "delay" or "uncertainty" is the poor performance of the first movie which only grossed about $319,713,881 worldwide and only $58 million dollars in the U.S. Last 2010, one of the movie producers, Frank Marshall, said the Airbender sequels were not cancelled. January of the following year, and he has yet to share any information or news about the status of the second Airbender sequel. New information and the latest status on the second Airbender movie seem to evade the viewers and expecting fans.

First Impressions Last

Why concrete information on the status of the second Airbender film continues to elude fans and movie goers may be due to the "not so good" first impression left by the first movie franchise. Fans became excited upon hearing the news that the popular Nickelodeon animated series would have a cinematic rendition. However, most movie goers and fans came out of the cinema quite unpleased and disappointed with the movie adaptation.

The first Airbender movie received poor reviews, most of which pertain to the "character misfits" and the failure of the movie to capture the essences of the original characters. Most fans and movie critics also say the first movie franchise is rid of good plot and good construction; the actors seemed not to play the characters well and their emotions were quite missing. Most fans also came disappointed because the adaptation did not seem to capture the characters of the original series.

The movie characters were "empty" and "cold" compared to the dynamic, comedic, awkward and attached characters of the original series. The film failed to depict the chemistry between the main characters Aang, Katara and Sokka, and the personalities that define each and every one of them. Aang, for example is known to be fun loving, care free and innocent in the series, however the film seemed to have depicted him as a serious, cold and dark kid. The funny and adventurous chemistry between the three while completing their harrowing journey were also not properly depicted. This disappointed several fans who became fond of the original series.

Because of the poor rendition of a series most have come to love and enjoy, the much awaited avatar film became a failure.

What's Next for M. Night Shyamalan

Upcoming movie projects for M. Night Shyalaman include a project with Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith. It is a sci-fi futuristic movie about a child that navigates around an abandoned scary Earth in search of his father who was lost due to a ship crash. The film is set 1000 years into the future and revolves around the young boy's survival and search for his father in a scary and seemingly hostile Earth. M. Night Shyamalan says the opportunity to work with Will Smith and son Jaden is his "dream project". There is still no news on the status of The Last Airbender 2, the second sequel to the Airbender movie which he is said to direct and produce.

47 Comments:

Freeman6221984 said...

The Movie was great me and my kids cant wate for the sequel i thank with a little more advertising it will do much better

Freeman6221984 said...

Movie was great they must finish the series with a little more advertising it will do much better me and my kids cant wate for the sequel

Archangel8887 said...

I am a very big fan of the animated series avatar and I still liked the work that was put into the movie of course it is difficult to portray every inch of the show into the live movie and I really hope that the next one will have more of the main characters attitude similar to the animated series it's never too late to bring the original back to life I really am looking forward to the next one.

avatar movie - fail said...

Please don't make a sequel. The boys I babysit (all three) and myself have been been in LOVE with the animated series from the moment we saw it. But the fact that you wasted not only wasted millions of dollars creating a movie that didn't even get the main character's names wrong, you wasted millions of viewers time and money who went to see the first movie. The idea that you would DARE to make a second movie is just beyond reason.

Anonymous said...

Aang was originally pronounced as it is in the movie in the "ORIGINAL" Japanese release.

The SoCal Pulse said...

This was originally created in America and animated in Korrea. America exported this masterpiece to Japan so don;t be calling it a Jap original.

Anonymous said...

This is not Jap. This masterpiece was created in America and originally voiced by Americans. But now we can all blame the Japs and M Night for butchering the movie adaptation. SMH

Terrence said...

Please finish the movie if you cant do it, pass it, We Asian's love this kind of movies. PLEASE. :-)

Mrztorres said...

Please don't speak as if you speak for the rest of us. If you don't like it plain and simple you and the boys just opt out its a choice. Some of us who also watched and enjoyed the anime as well as the movie would like to see all the movies start to finish. It's people like you who don't give things a chance open your mouth with negativity leaving the rest of us with nothing to add to our DVD collection and leaves us to wonder what would have happened. Sheesh. Relax and let others watch what we want to.

Anonymous said...

Yes please do not go to see the sequel that the rest of us are waiting for. Myself & my daughter CANNOT WAIT for the next movie!!

CakesByFrances Grant said...

I loved it! Make a 2nd & I will bake u a cake lol

CakesByFrances Grant said...

I know thats right lol I am excited about part 2

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the next, my children and I loved the first.
The whole series needs to be done.
The first seamed to come from no where, more advertising needed.

Anonymous said...

A sequal is MUCH needed, my kids and I and everyone we know are super excited for the rest of the story to be told. Please don't wait because we can't!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see a sequel, but please get a new director! As a fan of the series, Im under the impression that M. Night never even bothered to watch a single episide. He just ran off chasing his own little artistic dream, changing the tone, the personalities, even the characters names! If you want to create your own vision, Mr Night, go make up your own original story. But if you want to adapt an already beloved series, keep it the way the fans know it!

Anonymous said...

I really LOVE the animated series and can't express enough how much I HATE the movie. I think the director showed a tremendous amount of disrespect and audacity by changing critical aspects of the storyline and characters. Most importantly, he changed Katara into a sappy crybaby when she was far from it. He had the opportunity to highlight to young boys and girls that girls can be strong and sometimes stronger than boys. There are SO many things he did wrong. I would only see the sequel if his name is no where on it.

Sara said...

Please no, the first movie was terrible.

Anonymous said...

I thought the first one was good but it needed to follow the story line of avatar a little better and slower in the second one and not rush it even if it means the movie has to be longer.

SuperBlu7928 said...

I will never be friends with any of you people. I'm sure you're fine with that but... holy crap I am utterly shocked because that movie does not deserve any thing good said about it, even as a movie standing on its own. Seriously I don't understand how they can be making another one.

And the " we wanna know what happens next" ??? seriously? why don't you watch the cannon cartoon then?
Seriously the creators of the show don't even have anything good to say about the movie.
Ah sorry guys this movie is a super sore spot with me ... it just plain sucks hard core.

Anonymous said...

I thought the movie was great!! My son and I have just gotten to see it and we loved it!!!

Anonymous said...

Please finish the sequels, don't leave me hanging as the Golden Compass did. I liked the movie n the anime.

Anonymous said...

The first movie was terrible and did the animated series no justice whatsoever. I was thoroughly disappointed as a diehard fan of the animated series. If anything the movie was something that very nearly killed the entire franchise. Leave the show alone and save everyone's time and money. If that movie comes out, I can only see it doing negative things to the ratings of Legend of Korra.

Anonymous said...

Do not make a sequel this movie was horrible it failed on so many levels go on any avatar fan base forum or Facebook page and you will read thousands of voices for this movie not to be made. Nothing made sense in this movie it did not translate at all to what the original series is. I walked out disgusted asking for my money back. Just like there was protest from the first one I promise you I will protest the second one. Let's hope this sequel stays "unofficial"

Anonymous said...

There was no chemistry whatsoever with the 3 main characters. How hard is it to have Sokka tell a joke or laugh? They could've gotta the voice actress of the original Katara to be Katara! And Aang is supposed to be Chinese and goofy. The pronunciation of the names just killed me every time they spoke their names. Isn't Iroh supposed to be fat? How hard is it shave Suko's head and add a ponytail??? Shouldn't Suko's scar be more predominant? Shouldn't Ozai be in the shadows in book 1??? Very disappointed with #1, but, I still want to see the 2nd one in hopes that they get it right. Please have a sequal!!!

Anonymous said...

I personally am ready and anxious for the next 2 movies to come out. I enjoyed watching the nw avatar korra cartoon I got up every Saturday faithfully to see, but seriously please make the next 2 movies. It would be pointless not and a waste of the first one. True enough the actors didn't depict the charactors the way they are in the series but of course that can be fixed in the next movie so the sequels should be made. PLEASE!!!!! Avatar fanatic

Anonymous said...

I loved the first movie when I saw it. I didn't really see much about it being at my local cinema so when it came on the movie channel I finally got to see it. I used to love the cartoons and I think the film is a brilliant interpretation! Hurry up with the next movie please because there is only so many times you can watch the first film and not know what's going to happen!!

Anonymous said...

Very true do not speak for all of us!!! Me n my daughter are a big big fan of the avatar... We have the DVD collection.. We also loved the movie.. And We are still waiting for the second part, that we still hope they realese so we can go watch it!!

Anonymous said...

I personally thought the movie could've been waaay better. I would still go see the second one though, it might be better.

Anonymous said...

No do not make sequel. You ruined one of my favorite series by turning it into a movie. I dont care whose idea it was, it was rushed. no. again i beg of you no, it was a mockery to all the the amazing Avatar the last Airbender series stood for and its integrity. to those who thought it was so good go and watch the cartoon series. There was no depth to any of the characters except Yue whose not even a main character. NO again i say and beg NO. It was horrible. It was a big FAIL. I cried when I watched this movie because you ruined it. The original creators and writers of Avatar the Last Airbender series had nothing to do with this ''movie'', that tells me something. Nickolodean is dumb for doing this. Im angered that this was done. The philosophies and core of the show was based on Asian Traditions and beliefs and techniques. NOBODY IS WHITE IN AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER OR THE NEW SERIES THE LEGEND OF KORRA. They have asian influence and its a slap to the face to make a shitty movie like this. You ruined this beloved series for millions out there. No. I will protest this movie. No. never again. until the right amount of time and effort is put into the movie. NO NO NO. do not make a sequel.

Anonymous said...

My question is, and always has been, How did M Night Shamalamadingdong manage to butcher the story when it was already laid out in front of him. The names were pronounced for him. And why was the Fire Nation middle Eastern?

Anonymous said...

The fact is the animated series isn't an anime... It's American made. He should've pronounced the names the way they were in the series. Also, I understand that u can't put everything into the movie but key items such as the kyoshi warriors which will play a big part in the future should've been in it

Anonymous said...

Whether you like to here it our not, threw movie was NOTHING like the series and destroyed it for most people. They barely covered their expenses on the movie because it was so bad. If you are going to make a movie about already known characters, you should at least stick fairly closely to what people know. On it's own, the movie was simply ok, but in relation to the series it was a complete failure.

Nikoletta Lengyel (Rhoey) said...

Whatever you do, please don't make a sequel. You're already giving the series a bad name with people who have never seen the original. And for us fans who love the series, the movie didn't do it any justice, so please head the majority of the Avatar's fanbase and don't make a sequel. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I would love it if a Sequel to this movie come out. Both me and my dad loved the movie and we both really want to see more.

blah said...

I just bought it for my kids and i loved it. Movies dont have to be exact to the cartoon its entertaiment. Relax and appreciate the depiction. If u can do it better go make your own hollywood film...

Anonymous said...

These movies are for kids, and the kids at heart. My children and I love the shows, and we also liked the movie. Yes things we're different, but really, children do not care that much, it's a movie. They have popcorn, they are at the theater, and they are watching a movie thatthey love. What more can you ask for. Why be so serious about a children's show, enjoy watching it with your kids, or enjoy watching others kids like it. We can't wait forthe next movie! Yay!!

Anonymous said...

If you want to know what happens next watch the series , way better than the movie

offdheezay72 said...

Me and my wife didn't watch the animated version of Avatar but we loved this movie, and feel that it isn't right to just leave us hanging with an ending like that. YOU HAVE TO COME OUT WITH A SEQUEL! We have to... Need to see what happens next. Please come out with Avatar 2, I beg you.

Anonymous said...

The film was a brilliant 'recreation' of the cartoon loved it. Captured the brilliance of the bending (the elements are all based around your chi which is all related to how you use your body), hence the martial arts.
And the cast worked brillently together give the film realisam, evolved from the cartoon, would have been dumb to keep characters how the cartoon was, it can't be done.
Night's films have always been great, his problem is some people arn't smart enough to work them out.

Anonymous said...

My whole family loved the movie and we're excited to see the sequels! Please don't leave us hanging!! :)

Anonymous said...

My children and I watch the cartoon together, and saw this movie when it came out. We loved it! I thought they did a wonderful job with the bending and I actually liked the characters. Of course things in the movie were different then the cartoon...but seriously, how many movies based off of books and cartoons are just like the series?? Just about none! My girls and I are waiting for the sequel, if it comes, cause we're excited to see what the writer has in store :)

dsanti4 said...

Make another. This movie was better than the twilight movies put together. Reading the books including the harry potter's the movie missed a lot of information. And the movies were dark. Look at the comics and cartoons of batman and every other super hero movie. Darker than the cartoons. Better advertisement would help for a sequel.

thoscomil said...

Taking in to point, that the charictures did not exactly fallow the animated personalities. The relationships between them still remained true. And even in the animated series Aang had dark times, dew to the fact that he was awoken to a world at war. Not the one of peace that he had known. Making him face a world, that forces him to act (at times) less carefree. This I see presented in the first movie ( which I really liked). Maybe in the sequel we might see the Avatar relax and be more fun loving, while being hunted by the Fire Nation.

thoscomil said...

I greatly enjoyed the movie. Hoping the sequel will come some time soon. As for those that complain that the movie isn't like the animated series. What movie has ever followed the book, comic, animated series, ect. to a T. I know you can't please all of the people all of the time. But why tell someone not to do a film. Just don't go see it.

Anonymous said...

This movie just sucked. I was soooo disappointed. Love the cartoon series so much though. I'm just praying they get a talented director this time for the rest of the movies.

Anonymous said...

We want to see it!!! Or at least make it available on dvd. We want it AsaP :)

Anonymous said...

Never watched the cartoon. Watched the movie knowing NOTHING about the cartoon series and absolutely LOVED it. Went back to watch the cartoons once I found out another movie had not been made and HATED the cartoon. I guess it depends on how you were introduced to the series as to your perspective. I, for one, can't wait for the next movie.