I’d agree with the Rock and a hard place for the studio on this, from what I can gather, MKS owns the scripts that he has done, whilest the studio owns the movie rights… The reaction of the huge fan base to the first movie is what probably is what is creating any delays as who wants to go through that again!…. If it was me and I had stuck my neck out like MKS, the cast and Crew of TLA and had that kind of overwhelming negative response I too would be extremely nervous to say the least to go forward…
So the question for the studio would be do we scrap this now and save ourselves the huge backlash, wait a while and find new directors, script writers, cast and crew and try again? Or do we push on? Or do we just shelf the project and come back at a later date? Or do we just drop it all together….
However, there is a growing loyal fanbase through out the world of fans from the ATLA fold that did like or love the movie and those of us in that fold are asking that MKS, Cast and Crew continue with the sequels, learn and grow from the 1st movie and just keep making them better…. We know that there is huge potential for this, and I for one would really like to see this happen…. Please!
…By feeling all these emotions, it helps you understand how precious human life is…. so you will do anything to protect it. – Avatar YangChen