Sunday, June 19, 2022

First Details of New 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Movies Reportedly Revealed

Avatar: The Last Airbender is set to make a major comeback with three new animated feature film projects, and a new report popping up has seemingly revealed the first details as to what we could potentially expect to see from these new movies!

Paramount and Nickelodeon previously formed Avatar Studios in 2021 with the intent of bringing back original creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino to oversee a whole new expanded Avatar: The Last Airbender universe of TV series and feature film projects. But word has been very minimal in terms of what fans could expect to see from each of the projects' potential stories. 

While Paramount has officially announced that three new Avatar: The Last Airbender animated films are now in the works, and Lauren Montgomery (who worked on the original series) has been attached as the director for the first of these new projects, a new report from Avatar News is noting that one of these movies will star Avatar Kiyoshi, whilst another film will focus on Prince Zuko, and a third will be set in The Legend of Korra era of the series.

We've also got tentative release windows for the movie, courtesy of Avatar News: The Avatar Kiyoshi movie is set for release in 2024, with the Prince Zuko movie set for 2025, and the Korra movie set for 2026.

According to the report from Avatar News, the first of these new animated project could be a prequel following Avatar Kiyoshi in the time before the original series. This would make a lot of sense considering Kiyoshi's increased popularity (and several novel and comic spin-off projects) in the years since the original series.

The second film could be focused on Prince Zuko (but does not tease what period of Zuko's life it could focus on). Zuko, a young prince from the antagonistic Fire Nation, was a lead in the original series who was introduced as a villain but gradually redeemed, becoming one of the adventure's greatest heroes as well as a fan favorite.

And the third will be taking on characters from the later period seen in The Legend of Korra.

Although it's not yet known if the movie will center Korra as its main character, the timeline suggests that the trilogy is meant to encompass three different points in Avatar's history, so that the third will be set farthest in the "future" of the fantasy universe.

The report does not detail any of the potential projects, but simply notes that they are likely "snapshots" of the Avatar Studios current plans. So fans should approach this news with a healthy amount of caution as these likely seem like cool ideas, but are not set in stone until Paramount confirms it for themselves. Given the highly secretive nature of Avatar Studios so far, it'll be a while before we see more of their first new movie, let alone see what could be coming after. 

During their Annecy International Animation Film Festival presentation on June 16, Nickelodeon and Paramount treated attendees to concept art from one of the movies, featuring a shot of what looked like a walled city with a giant tower in the middle, with the caption "THE AVATAR RETURNS" and the symbol for Earth.

Please note that Nickelodeon and Paramount have yet to confirm these details.

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