Behind-The-Scenes Photos of The Last Airbender

Published 5 years ago by , Updated December 30th, 2009 at 4:27 pm,

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One of my most anticipated films of 2010 is what I’m hoping will be the career-path-correcting project by M. Night Shyamalan is The Last Airbender. Shyamalan’s had a rocky track record in recent years with his latest original films not doing well amongst fans, critics or the box office but he looks to rectify that with his first go at adapting an established property.

We’ve not seen much on the film recently but we were initially hopeful of the full trailer debut for Christmas. That was of course delayed due to ILM shots needing completion so we’re tentatively set to see the trailer release in February.

The latest issue of Empire Magazine features some cool new photos from the set of The Last Airbender and /Film put up some scans that a reader sent in from the mag.

For fans of the the critically acclaimed Nickelodeon television series, titled Avatar: The Last Airbender (re-named to avoid confusion with James Cameron’s movie), check out the latest issue of Empire with Matt Damon’s Green Zone as the cover story. In it are these high quality photos:

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I highly recommend you check out the Emmy award winning animated series that ran from early 2005 up until summer, 2008. The story was organized into 3 books (seasons) with each episode called a chapter. There are 20 chapters in each book with one extra in the final book making for a 61-episode run to tell the story and end it properly and I’m excited to see it adapted to the big screen.

Shyamalan promises a faithful-to-the-series adaptation and everything we’ve seen so far points that that being true, especially the awesome looking teaser trailer for The Last Airbender.

What do you think about these two new photos? For a third image of M. Night on set, head over to /Film.

The Last Airbender glides into theaters July 2, 2010.

Source: Empire (thanks to

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  1. @ DrSamBeckett,

    That’s a fair comparison. LOTR was a “book” after all…

    The scale and scope of the stories, battles are not dissimilar to that of LOTR in a way and the idea of the journey that Aang and his fellowhip go on, matches the adventure we saw in LOTR.

    Only it’s not middle earth ;)

    ps. Watch the series, you’ll dig it

  2. @DrSamBeckett

    LOTR is a sacred cow now?
    I didn’t realize that a “cartoon” couldn’t possibly be compared to a literary work.
    Dude, watch the show and you’ll see that the comparison is merited.

  3. The LOTR books are reasonably sacred yeah, they will be around forever, wheras I doubt this will.

    I will however look at the cartoon. As so many of you have suggested.

  4. @ DrSamBeckett,

    And don’t you dare watch only one ep and turn it off!


    It may take a bit to get into the characters and dialogue but it’s totally worth it and I’m not one for cartoons like this normally.

  5. yup i definitely will see this avatar! too :)

  6. i extremely doubt it will be as good as the show, but M knows what hes doing with movies and it should be good

  7. I love the series so I’ll definitely be seeing it.

  8. You know, though it may be i’m possible to truely tell from simpley looking at some a few still photos and a brief teaser. But one thing that I’ve notice about the guy playing Aang is he comes across as too serious. To me, at least, Aang in the cartoon comes off as amost a Peter Pan type of character or child like especially in the first book. Then over the course of the story he grows into the role he is suppose to fill. I don’t know but like I said not much to really go on.

    • That’s so true! I couldn’t put my finger on what was wrong but you’ve done it! haha

      And for anyone watching the series (which I suggest you do), you’ll love how you see the characters develop and the twists that are involved, i love it!

  9. This is so cool… I do Green Screen Photos and love it..

  10. This is so cool… I do Green Screen Photos and love it..