Honestly, it is probably a bad idea to try to make a live-action version of Avatar: The Last Airbender. And by that I don’t think there’s a movie studio out there that’s quite up to the job. But since Nickelodeon’s going to set up Avatar Studios to start with a new animated movie, well: the problem has largely now solved itself.
Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who were the original creators and executive producers of the shows, will lead the new studio as co-chief creative officers, months after the duo left Netflix’s planned Avatar: The Last Airbender film citing creative differences. In a statement to EW, DiMartino and Konietzko promised to expand the world of the original series in new and exciting ways.
Unless you watch whatever it is Netflix eventually coughs up. In that case, you may end up having a problem after all. An avoidable one, too.