The aboriginal of a planned trilogy, The Aftermost Airbender was produced by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies.Development for a blur began in 2007; it was acclimatized into a blur by M. Night Shyamalan, who additionally directed and produced. Other producers accommodate Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Sam Mercer and Scott Aversano.The alternation from which it was acclimatized was afflicted by Asian art, belief and assorted aggressive arts angry styles and was created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Filming began in mid-March 2009; the cine was appear in both acceptable two-dimensional projectors, as able-bodied as in 3D (using the RealD 3D format).
The Aftermost Airbender was fabricated for $150 actor and marketed with a account of $130 million, authoritative absolute costs at atomic $280 million.Other estimates put the amount amid $100 actor and $110 million, while assorted account sources appear the accomplished Aftermost Airbender leash would be fabricated for about $250 million.Premiering in New York City on June 30, 2010, it opened in the United States the afterward day, grossing an estimated $16 million.
The blur begins with a fourteen-year-old Waterbender called Katara, and her earlier fifteen-year-old warrior brother, Sokka from the Southern Water Tribe, unfreezing an Iceberg with a twelve-year-old boy Aang, and a aerial bison called Appa, trapped inside. This attracts the absorption of Zuko, the Prince of the Fire Nation who was adopted by his father: The accepted Fire Lord Ozai. Accession to Southern Water Tribe, Zuko demands the aged beneath the consequence that Avatar is an old being until Aang is found. Aang surrenders himself to Zuko as continued as he agrees to leave the apple alone. Aboard Zuko's ship, Aang is at Zuko's mercy, but he dares the two escorts that he could booty them both in a action with both of his easily angry abaft his back. Eventually he manages to action abroad from the guards afore Katara and Sokka access on Appa, authoritative their escape. Aang and accompany appointment the Southern Air Temple area the Avatar learns that he was in the ice for a aeon and the Fire Nation wiped out anybody he knew there, entering the Avatar State and absolute to the apple that the Avatar has alternate via spiritually cogent statues activate to afterglow white, aloof like Aang's eyes and tattoos. It was there Aang meets up with the alone accepted actual "flying lemur", allotment it "Momo" as it joins Aang's group. Meanwhile, Commander Zhao invites Prince Zuko and Iroh for lunch, alone to abase Zuko in advanced of his men.
Arriving in a baby Apple Kingdom boondocks that is controlled by the Fire Nation, Aang's accumulation are arrested while allowance a boy called Haru there. They again abet a apostasy with reminding the annoyed Earthbenders that apple was accustomed to them through the air ducts. Soon after, Katara finds a Waterbending annal that she uses to absolute her congenital Waterbending abilities while allowance Aang adept Waterbending as they accomplish their way to the Northern Water Association and deliver added Apple Kingdom villages in the process. During a ancillary clue to the Northern Air Temple on his own, Aang is betrayed by a barbarian and captured by a accumulation of Fire Nation Yuu Yan archers, allowable by Zhao. However, a masked marauder, the "Blue Spirit", helps Aang escape from his imprisonment. Aware that Zuko is the "Blue Spirit," Zhao arranges the prince's demise. But Zuko survives the advance on his activity and, with Iroh's help, sneaks aboard Zhao's advance address as his agile departs for the Northern Water Association to assassinate the plan he and Ozai set up with the scrolls from the Library account the alcohol there.
Upon arriving, Aang's accumulation is accustomed acquiescently by the citizens of the Northern Water Tribe. Sokka avalanche in adulation with Angel Yue, while Aang and Katara adept their waterbending abilities beneath Pakku. Once the Fire Nation fleet arrives, Zhao begins his advance while Zuko infiltrates the association on his own, capturing Aang while he entered the spirit apple to acquisition the dragon spirit to accord him the acumen to defeat the Fire Nation. Advancing to his senses, Aang battles Zuko afore Katara freezes him. As the battles escalates, Iroh watches Zhao annihilate the moon spirit Tui, causing the Waterbenders to lose their all of their admiral and abilities to Waterbend. However, Yue, who was absorbed with some of the activity of the Moon Spirit aback she was a newborn, sacrifices her activity to animate the Moon Spirit. As Zhao is drowned by Northern Waterbenders afterwards Zuko and Iroh leave him to his fate, Aang uses the ocean to drive the fleet back. Aang now absolutely embraces his afterlife as the Avatar and prepares to abide their attempt adjoin Ozai. Aback account of Zhao's afterlife and Iroh's betrayal alcove him, Ozai appoints his babe Azula to abduction both her uncle and earlier brother while adverse the Avatar in any way afore Sozin's Comet makes its acknowledgment aural three years time.
See also: List of Avatar: The Aftermost Airbender characters
* Noah Ringer as Aang, who abolished from accessible afterimage a hundred years ago. While chronologically 112 years old, Aang still retains his biological age of 12. He is the latest reincarnation of the Avatar. Though he is able of angle all four elements, at the alpha of the blur he has alone abstruse to airbend. It is additionally his appointment to advance antithesis in the world, which conflicts with his easy-going, alert personality.
* Dev Patel as Prince Zuko,a 16-year-old Fire Nation prince who campaign with his uncle Iroh. The above beneficiary to the throne, he was adopted by his father, Fire Lord Ozai, and ordered to abduction the Avatar (who had not been apparent in about a century, authoritative the appointment a agrarian goose chase) in adjustment to achieve his absent honor. He is the accessory adversary of the film.
* Nicola Peltz as Katara,a 14-year-old babe of the Southern Water Association and its aftermost actual waterbender of the Southern Water Tribe. Since the afterlife of her mother, Kaya, she has served as the affectionate amount in her family, and is no drifter to albatross admitting her adolescent age. She is Aang's acceptable acquaintance and adulation interest.
* Jackson Rathbone as Sokka,a 15-year-old warrior from the Southern Water Association and Katara's earlier brother. He can be condescending, and has no angle powers, but is acutely able (He aloof doesn't appearance it at times) and generally takes up administration roles by advantage of advancing up with best of the applicable affairs and tactics.
* Shaun Toub as Iroh,Zuko's uncle. He is acutely adjustable and friendly, and generally acts as a agent ancestor to Zuko. Formerly a abundant accepted of the Fire Nation, claimed tragedies led to his retirement, and the role of heir-presumptive anesthetized to his adolescent brother Ozai.
* Aasif Mandvi as Commander Zhao,a aggressive Fire Nation Commander in following of the Avatar. He is Zuko's arch rival. Hence, he serves as the primary adversary of the blur to both Aang and Zuko. In the show, he is answer to Admiral aback appointing the Yuu Yan archers to abduction Aang. In the film, there is no acknowledgment of Zhao's promotion, and he dies a Commander.
* Seychelle Gabriel as Angel Yue,the angel of the Northern Water Tribe. She has committed herself to arresting her bodies adjoin Fire Nation attacks.She is additionally Sokka's adulation absorption of the film.
* Cliff Curtis as Fire Lord Ozai,the baton of the Fire Nation as able-bodied as Prince Zuko's father. He is a accessory adversary of the film, and the capital adversary of the series.
* Summer Bishil as Azula, the babe of Ozai and sister of Zuko who is a able firebender as able-bodied as a sociopath.
* Francis Guinan as Adept Pakku, accepted as the greatest waterbender in the absolute Northern Water Tribe. He teaches Aang and Katara waterbending.