The second trailer for The Last Airbender has just been released, and we have it here for you to check out.

The first Last Airbender trailer premiered last month (after being delayed) to much fanfare. Even as someone who’s barely heard of the original cartoon series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, I found the trailer thrilling, with a visual flair that I imagine will look completely awesome on the big-screen.

Now here’s the great second trailer for The Last Airbender, courtesy of First Showing:

As First Showing points out, this is basically just an extension of the first trailer but there’s a few new pieces of footage in there if you look for them. Most notably, we see the main character, Aang, using a flying device that I’m sure fans of the cartoon will tell you all about. And, if I’m not mistaken, this is also the first time we hear Aang speak.

As someone not familiar with the cartoon, one of the things I’m most curious about with this movie is how director M. Night Shyamalan will fare working out of his usual comfort zone. He’s made his name with supernatural thriller/horrors like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs (let’s just forget Lady in the Water and The Happening exist, shall we?) but with The Last Airbender, not only is he working in a completely new genre but also with a bigger budget than he’s ever had before.

By the looks of the trailer, he’s done an awesome job and might have found a new direction for himself as a filmmaker.

What do you think of the new Last Airbender trailer? Do you think Shyamalan should make more big-budget films after this, instead of going back to familiar ground?

The Last Airbender opens in theaters on July 2nd, 2010.

Source: First Showing