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Wait, did M Night Shyamalan just talk about the second and third Last Airbender movies?!

April 15th, 2015 by Marc 5 Comments

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Let’s get this straight before we start, we LOVE Avatar: The Last Airbender.

And we loved that M Night Shyamalan made the movie and we’ll even go so far as to say there’s a few parts we almost sort of like.

BUT overall we think the movie was a massive, massive dis-service to the animated series. Which is awesome. Did we mention?


Shyamalan has been chatting to MTV and admits that, although not officially, he has started working on the sequels to The Last Airbender.


“I do [have things mapped out]. The third is more ambiguous, but the second one, I’ve written a draft that I’m really happy with and is darker and richer, and it has a wonderful antagonist in it in Azula, who’s kind of like our only real, pure antagonist in the series, so I’m excited about that,” says the Sixth Sense director.

He also said that there was some very cool scenes filmed that will not be released in the upcoming home release… because they will be used in the sequels?! Well, if it’s unofficial he’s mighty cocky (and as Han Solo always (well, once) says: “Don’t get cocky!”): “We shot [an amazing scene with the Kyoshi Warriors], and we spent an unbelievable amount of time choreographing them. And they just distracted from the movie, because the movie wasn’t about them.

“I probably won’t show the Kyoshi Warriors [on the DVD] because I want to save them for the second movie, because I’m going to have to introduce them all over again.”

So this has us wondering if, given the popularity of Avatar: The Legend of Korra (a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender), could Paramount be considering making these sequels?

Although the first movie was an all-round disappointment, it made money and we know that, despite his recent dry run, Shyamalan can make good movies  (Unbreakable and Signs are two of my favourite movies).

Would you be willing to give him another chance with Aang and the gang? I think I would.


Source: ScreenRant

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

  • Ben Magno

    It’s amazing that someone who “can” make decent movies, using sound, solid source material, could make such a turd. I’m glad it made money, though, because there’s more story to tell, and I hope he does better. I really do. I’d really hate a Nickelodeon series to be the best incarnation of a story.

    • followingthenerd

      That’s a bit harsh lol, we don’t think Nick’s version can be topped

      • Todd Black

        That’s the real problem here, they’re trying to condense twenty chapters (running roughly 20 minutes each) into a couple hour movie. That’s REALLY hard to do! Yes, fluff can be cut out and the like, but if they cut out too much you get what M. Night did. Also, he totally insulted the power of Earthbenders…NOT COOL!

      • Ben Magno

        Sounds harsh, yes, but nothing wrong with Nick’s version. If it’s allowed to go as dark as the story suggests, it could be amazing on the big screen, though.

  • Sean

    He’s a poor screenplay writer. He should stick to directing which is where Night shines!

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