With the utter travesty that was the piece of shit named “The Last Airbender” receiving terrible reviews (big shock!), it’s a surprise to me still that it made $74 Million it’s opening weekend. Even though it got beaten out by Twilight: Eclipse, that’s still good enough to maybe greenlight sequels. I just hope not.
Cinematical reveals Shyamalan’s thoughts on the upcoming sequels:
‘Shyamalan appears to have decided to focus on that rather than the reviews — the film is currently sitting at an overwhelmingly rotten 8% rating after critics had their way with it — and is already talking about his plans for the second and third films in the trilogy. The director recently chatted with MTV
The director goes on to add that the Kyoshi Warriors — an elite group of female fighters — will play a prominent role in the second film. As The Last Airbender fans already know, Shyamalan shot scenes involving these warrior women in the first film but scrapped them when he decided they drew attention away from the main story and had this to say about his plans for upcoming installments: “The third is more ambiguous, but the second one, I’ve written a draft that I’m really happy with and is darker and richer, and it has a wonderful antagonist in it in Azula, who’s kind of like our only real, pure antagonist in the series, so I’m excited about that.”
Before you all go groaning, this doesn’t mean that the two sequels are green lit yet. Paramount hasn’t released info on it, and seeing as most movie websites began discussing that the director’s career is coming to an end soon, I’m not sure what the choice will be.
I personally don’t care whether there’s gonna be on or not, ’cause if there is I’m certainly not gonna go see it. That first movie is definitely the last airbender I’m sticking around for.