It has been a decade since the fans saw The Last Airbender on the big screens. And now everyone is desperately waiting to know when they will see its sequel, The Last Airbender 2. The second part of the live-action film adaptation of the highest-rated anime series is due from the past ten years. And there are still no words when it will arrive. So is there any possibility of the sequel to release? Here’s everything to know.
The Last Airbender is an action-adventure fantasy film. The fans saw this film in 2010. It is a remake of the debut season of the anime series titled Avatar: The Last Airbender. Director M. Night Shyamalan helmed this movie on a budget of $150 million, and it managed to gross $131 million domestically and $319 million worldwide. Despite having good box-office figures, it received a mixed response from the critics.
The Last Airbender 2: Renewal Status!
The makers of this film originally planned to make a trilogy by adapting content from the anime series. However, later they dropped this plan. There were a lot of rumors that the makers already renewed the film for its second installment. But none of them were turned out to be true.
Plus, the creators of this film didn’t want to take any chance with this big budgeted film after the debut installment received a mixed response from everyone. The profit earned by the film was enough to renew it for The Last Airbender 2. But the makers didn’t take any chance with it. Although some fans of this film are still waiting for the makers to renew this film.
Will It Ever Return?
The first film of this franchise was said to be very confusing by its viewers. It was understood by the only fans who are aware of the anime series. And the fans definitely didn’t expect this from the adaptation of the highest-rated anime series. Plus, the gap of the past ten years makes it even more difficult for the revival of The Last Airbender 2. The popularity of the franchise has also decreased over these years. So, it is likely that the fans will never see the second installment of this film.
Director M Night Shyamalan Is Also Not Interested In This Sequel!
In 2019, Director M Night Shyamalan gave a lecture at Stern Business School. In this lecture, he revealed that he regretted making big-budget movies like The Last Airbender. According to him, he made the blunder of pursuing more giant movies when he should have stayed true to his voice. He also believes this is why the films received a bad response since fans could tell his heart wasn’t totally in them. And this statement cleared the director is not interested in making the sequel. It also ruled out the last remaining possibility of the arrival of The Kast Airbender 2.