Two new character banners have been released in promotion of M. Night Shyamalan‘s upcoming adaptation of Nickelodeon’s The Last Airbender. The highlighted characters are Aang as played by newcomer Noah Ringer, and Zuko as portrayed by Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel.

The upcoming film is based on the popular TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender, and they obviously took out the “Avatar” portion of the title to avoid any confusion with the James Cameron giant that’s currently dominating the box office.

The story centers on Aang, the lone successor to a line full of Avatars whose been gifted with the ability to control the four elements (earth, fire, water, air). In the past there was peace between the four nations that represented each element, but it changed when the Avatar disappeared and the Fire Nation attacked, forcing a war on the other three nations. Now it’s up to 12 year old Aang to defeat their army and bring balance and peace back to all four nations.

Both Ringer and Patel have martial arts backgrounds that will come in handy for their fight scenes within the film. As you can see they’ll be going head to head with one another to control the power of the nations and the elements.

Here are the first two character banners…

The Last Airbender will hit theaters on July 2nd.

Is this how you envisioned Aang and Zuko on the big screen?

Source: Yahoo