Fierce twelve-year-old Noah Ringer sports his best Aang attack in the first ever official pictures from M. Night Shyamalan's Airbender (the name Avatar being taken).

Despite the controversy M. Night Shyamalan's movie has stirred by casting a predominantly white cast to portray characters and stories based on Asian culture — even with the addition of Slumdog Millionaire's Dev Patel as the villain — the production is still moving forward.

The first photos of a shaved Aang and Zuko (played by Patel) are here. What do you think? For a better look check out USA Today. Will this satisfy the fans? Shyamalan has to be hoping so, since he's planning on making a trilogy.


The release date is set for July 2, 2010.