Netflix's live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series lost a lot of momentum with the fandom this week. It was revealed that original Last Airbender anime creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko were dropping out of the live-action series, due to what they indicated was Netflix not honoring their creative vision. Naturally, DiMartino and Konietzko leaving has sparked a massive backlash against Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender - and now that backlash has grown into a full-on rally cry. "#CancelNetflixATLALiveAction" is now a trending hashtag on Twitter, thanks to the collective efforts of outlets reporting on the matter, and Avatar: The Last Airbender fans everywhere.
Check out just how savage the comments get in this "Cancel Netflix Avatar: The Last Airbender Live-Action" wave on social media:
Not surprisingly, the news of DiMartino and Konietzko dropping out has sparked all kinds of speculation and "inside sources" claiming that one big reason could be Netflix refusing to honor the pledge to cast a diverse set of actors for the series. Now Netflix Whitewashing" rumors are running rampant - along with rumors of attempted sexualization of these child characters. However, we DO NOT know that any of those reports are yet true.prevnext
What Netflix Wants, What Fans Want
If you saw Avatar: The Last Airbender, you know this kind of photo mashup says it all!prevnext
Can Netflix recreate THAT in live-action, with the appropriate actors? If not, then...prevnext
Avatar: The Last Cash-Grab
lets get to the core of it--Netflix doesn't want to make ALTA, they want to make a show using ALTA as a brand and a cashgrab#CancelALTALiveAction— jude | 💗💗💗 | вʟм (@neon_nuisance) August 14, 2020
Without the creators behind it, a lot of Avatar fans see this as nothing but exploitation of the brand.prevnext
Give Us Something New
This "controversy" with Netflix has done quite a lot to inspire fan outcry for the next Avatar: The Last Airbender anime.prevnext
The Comics Deserve Attention
@netflix y’all should rlly apologize to bryke and start over..August 14, 2020
After the anime series, Avatar: The Last Airbender continued its story in no less than five comic series that are collected in graphic novel form. Fans like many of those stories, and they seem like the richest material to adapt into new anime.prevnext
Been Here, Done This
All fans see now is another Last Airbender movie in the making - meaning, another epic failure for the franchise.prevnext
#CancelNetflixATLALiveAction guys instead of being mad at the live action let’s take today to celebrate KORRA DROPPING ON NETFLIX and then we can rant another day because we know damn well it’s needed ✌🏽#TLOK #LOK pic.twitter.com/uGizYP2t2D— Jeffrey Salone (@jeffrey_salone) August 14, 2020
Can't Hide The Hate
Dear @netflix,August 14, 2020
Conspiracy? Or PR attack? You decide.prevnext
Get It Together!
You're fucking kidding me right? Get the creators bac on board and stop trying to make an already deep and dark story into something even more darker. Stop trying to sell sex in a show that has nothing to do with it. Stop fucking around. @netflix #CancelNetflixATLALiveAction— Torino Submarino (@Ghxdra) August 14, 2020
There is a percentage of fans who don't want this Netflix live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender canceled: they want Netflix to get the series creators back on board, and do this series the right way.
We'll keep you updated on what happens with Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series.prev