Two photos have popped up online from M. Night Shyamalan‘s live action adaptation of The Last Airbender. The film has caught a lot of slack from die hard fans surrounding it’s “suspect” casting, but these first images aren’t that bad. They feature Dev Patel as Zuko (above), the “fire bender” and Noah Ringer as Aang a 12 year old who can manipulate the weather. The film is based off of the popular Nickelodeon animated series and will debut on the big screen next summer, on July 2.
Check out a photo of Aang in action after the jump.
Images courtesy of USAToday.
Noah Ringer got the role of Aang after he sent in a DVD of himself practicing martial arts. He’s a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and The Last Airbender will be his feature film debut. Dev Patel, who replaced original star Jesse McCartney as Zuko also carries a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He earned it way before he became an actor and star of Slumdog Millionaire. Airbender will be the first in a planned trilogy of films, so unless this film makes no money you should get used to seeing these kids faces for a while.
What do you think of the first cast photos from The Last Airbender?