Netflix’s live- action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender faces its first significant turmoil.
Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the creators of the original series, announced on Wednesday that they had left theproject DiMartino penned a blog post, while Konietzko took to Instagram to reveal theirdecision Neither of them specified in their grievances, however both mentioned innovative issues withNetflix
“To be clear, this was not a simple matter of us not getting our way,” composed 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 comparable beliefs on social media.
“Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar has the potential to be good. It might turn out to be a show many of you end up enjoying,” composed 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 announced a live- action remake of the popular Nickelodeon series in 2018, with a focus on the original creators being greatly included as executive manufacturers and showrunners. Avatar: The Last Airbender got a live- action movie in 2010, however it was a critical and industrial flop that got an infamous reputation for casting white stars as characters of color. The concept of a live- action adaptation with heavy creator participation delightedfans Now that DiMartino and Konietzko have actually left, nevertheless, it looks like the live- action Avatar may follow in the path of its M. Night Shyamalan-directed predecessor.
All seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender are currently streaming on Netflix.
Update: A Netflix representative released a declaration relating to the departure of DiMartino and Konietzko:
We have complete regard and appreciation for Michael and Bryan and the story that they created in the Avatar animatedseries They have actually picked to depart the live action project, we are positive in the innovative team and their adaptation.