About a month ago, Producer Frank Marshall released a statement saying that the cast for the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender movie was final and no amount of bitching on the intarwebz was going to change their minds, so I planned to just boycott the whole thing, or torrent it so Paramount won’t get any of my money.
First images of the film were just released by USA Today a few hours ago, and now I have mixed feelings about it. The avatard in me wants to watch it just because it’s Avatar. But the casting still really, really ticks me off.
Dev Patel as Zuko
Noah Ringer as Aang
Nothing against Dev Patel, I think he’s great, but I still think he’d be better off as Sokka. Noah Ringer doesn’t look that bad. I don’t get that smudge on his forehead though. Are they nixing the tatoos, or CGI-ing them post-prod? This whole thing’s just really weird. The trailer will be out in June, so I’m crossing my fingers.
Dear World. Pls to stop raeping my fandomz. kthxbai!♥ Gab
<edit> The intarwebz just coughed up this photo. (Thanks, Julie!)
Patel’s looking hot. The angst suits him hahaha. This movie might not suck as hard as I thought. </edit>