Attack of the Fire Nation is still due in The Last Airbender. I am waiting for its sequel for literally a decade.

What happened? Why aren't they producing the sequel of such a successful movie? When will the sequel come out?

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    Why do you think the movie was successful? $319.7million box office return from a $150million budget; 5% critic and 30% audience ratings on Rotten Tomatoes; 4/10 rating on IMDB. Aug 8 at 9:25
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    "There's no movie in Ba Sing Se". On a more serious note, hopefully never, because the movie had many issues like incorrect casting and is loathed by ATLA animated series fans.
    – Sandun
    Aug 8 at 10:56
  • I thought I'd written something about this! Aug 9 at 10:03

There won't be a sequel. In addition to the film being critically panned, it also didn't do well enough financially to justify a sequel, let alone be the opening film of a series. Any hopes of a sequel were dashed when Nickelodeon announced in 2018 that it was going to 'reinvision' the series as a live-action show.

We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build upon everyone’s great work on the original animated series and go even deeper into the characters, story, action, and world-building.

Avatar: The Last Airbender creators return for live-action Netflix remake

For the record, while The Last Airbender didn't flop, neither did it do well. Its making budget was $150M. Add on on a marketing-spend of probably $50M (and take into account that the studio usually gets about 50-60% of box-office receipts) which means that its international box-office of $319M wouldn't have covered their costs.

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