So I was on Tumblr and I stumbled upon this little idea.
If this actually happens, I will be ten times more excited for this new series than I already am.
So I looked into it a bit more, and I feel a lot of people are split on this.
A lot of people are excited for the revival of the franchise and the promise of a racially diverse cast.
On the other hand, I've seen three major complaints pop up.
One: Avatar was as close as a show can possibly get to perfect, so there's no real point in rebooting it. It'll only be retreading old ground.
Two: Its yet another live action adaptation of a beloved cartoon. The only reason it isn't animated is to appeal to people who have little to no respect for the animation industry. Its for the kind of people who wouldn't ever normally give Avatar a chance because "all cartoons are for kids"
Three: Its a reboot and not something new. People are tired of constantly seeing reboots of older properties, as apposed to new shows and new ideas.
Now for that last one, I do have something to say. A lot of people are asking "Why reboot something that was perfect instead of making a new show in the Avatar universe, and expand the story?"
Well look at it this way. What happened the last time they did that? Now I haven't really seen Legend of Korra, but from what I can tell, it was sub par in many places, especially compared to the original Avatar. More than that, (and again I could be wrong here) Korra was met with a great deal of push back and negativity.
They tried making something new, and the fans didn't like it. So it would be better to play it safe and stick to the original.
Do I agree with this mind set? Not entirely. But I do understand it.