Jackson Rathbone is a busy guy these days. With featured roles in not one but two of this week’s biggest releases, the “Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and “The Last Airbender” actor is doing the press rounds and fielding questions from just about every media outlet in the world.
Don’t worry, though, MTV News still managed to ask him the most important question of them all: Who would win in a fight between his boomerang-wielding “Airbender” character Sokka and his “Twilight” vampire Jasper?
Given the magnitude of the question, it’s no surprise he had to stall for time and defer to “Airbender” co-star Nicola Peltz when MTV News posed the question.
“Sokka, no question,” Peltz said.
Pressed for an explanation as to why her “Airbender” character’s brother, who can’t “bend” water and doesn’t have any special abilities other than a good throwing arm, could hold his own against the “Twilight” bloodsucker, Peltz reiterated that Sokka would be the victor if the two ever faced off.
“Definitely Sokka,” she said. “He has a boomerang!”
Rathbone, on the other hand, took a more neutral — though decidedly less fun — stance on the debate.
“I’m just lucky they live in two different dimensions, two different worlds,” he said, going the safe route. “It’s an honor to be a part of these two big franchises that seem to have captivated the world in one form or another, and I’m just privileged to be able to do what I love to do.”
With “Eclipse” arriving in theaters Wednesday (June 30) and “The Last Airbender” premiering Thursday, it looks like audiences will be able to decide for themselves soon enough.
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