In a couple of recent twitter updates, producer Frank Marshall has commented on the state of the cast of The Last Airbender:
Our vision for the movie is of ONE world, made up of four Nations, influenced and inspired by the Asian undertones of the series.
This world will have an ethnically diverse cast that represents many different heritages and cultures from all corners of the globe.
And in response to a comment about the way that fans of the show are reacting, (gosh, these complainers are beginning to sound a bit maniacal…I’m sorry for you) he comments:
It’s ok, doesn’t bother me. The movie is actually more diverse than the TV show.
Bravo, Frank Marshall! Bravo indeed!
P.S. I am not reporting any longer on the ethics of the film cast. I am not racist, nor have I ever been. I was accused of being one by a “fan” of the show, and it has created nothing but apathy toward the whole Aang Aint White project. Sorry, but one of your own has ruined any sort of positive response from me. I merely posted to Frank Marshall that I was a big fan of his work and had been since childhood (look at his body of work and you’ll see why), and the individual responded with such hatred, anger and hostility, that I felt attacked by a child without fear of consequence because this person is safe behind a monitor.