The trailer was a short but packed affair, offering really good looks at both the main characters and the just-as-beloved side characters. Kyoshi Warrior Suki looks amazing, as does the Earth Kingdom city of Ba Sing Se. Avatar fans, it is looking good.
Yesterday, Netflix teased that the trailer was on its way, giving us another (if a bit blurry) look at the Gaang. Earlier this year, we got our first look at Sokka, Katara, Aang, and Zuko, while Netflix later released photos of Fire Lord Ozai, Uncle Iroh, Azula, and General Zhao. With the principle players assembled, all that was left was to see them in action with the hope that whatever Netflix produced would be better than the last time somebody tried a live-action adaptation of one of the best cartoons from this century.
Netflix has been on a roll with live-action adaptations of late. Although Cowboy Bebop failed to win a second season (though it really, hand-to-goodness, wasn’t that bad), the streamer’s One Piece adaptation was generally well-received. And even if the trailer isn’t working for you, it won’t be your only chance to get some new ATLA beamed into your eyeballs. The show’s original creators, Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino, are also working on a series of animated movies set in the Avatar universe, including one focused on the Gaang all grown up.
Avatar: The Last Airbender will hit Netflix on February 22nd, 2024.