Stop the (internet) press! A non-white actor has been cast in M. Night Shyamalan's adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender! Have the internet protests been having an effect on the embattled production after all?
We first reported on the outcry over the all-white casting of the distinctly non-white animated characters in December, and since then, fans have continued to deluge the movie's producers with reasons why the casting is unfair. So, does the news that Slumdog Millionaire's Dev Patel will be taking over the role previously thought to belong to Jesse McCartney represent a victory for the fans? Well, yes and no.