First look at M. Night Shyamalan's Last Airbender

USA Today has published the first images from M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming The Last Airbender, which you can view in full after the jump.

The images show Noah Ringer, 12, the Texas martial-arts champion who plays the lead character Aang, and Dev Patel as the villainous Zuko.

The casting of Ringer and other non-Asian actors has raised hackles among some fans, who argue the roles should have been played by Asian and Asian-American actors.

Airbender, based on the animated TV series, is currently shooting in and around Philadelphia for a July 2, 2010, release.

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