Monday, February 20, 2023

'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Adult Gaang Movie Reportedly Adds 'Star Trek: Discovery' Writer

Avatar Studios' adult Gaang film, featuring the return of Avatar: The Last Airbender's heroic team, adds Star Trek: Discovery writer Kenneth Lin.

A new report suggests Avatar Studios' upcoming feature film, centered on the star team of Avatar: The Last Airbender, has added Star Trek: Discovery's screenwriter to its crew.

According to scooper Daniel Richtman, as reported by Avatar News, award-winning screenwriter and playwright Kenneth Lin, known for Star Trek: Discovery and Netflix's House of Cards, will pen the screenplay for the adult Gaang film, which does not yet have an official title.

Recent reports suggest the upcoming film may be titled Echoes and Aftershocks or Hidden Kingdom. The former was seemingly revealed after a Paramount Animation production accountant listed the title on one of their social media pages. However, it should be noted that neither Paramount, Nickelodeon nor Avatar Studios have confirmed the title of the film.

Details concerning the film are scarce, especially when it comes to plot and cast details, though previous reports suggest actor Dante Basco will reprise his role as the formerly exiled Prince Zuko. Once again, Basco himself has not confirmed whether or not he will return and neither has Paramount or Avatar Studios.

What audiences do know is that the film will be animated by Flying Bark Productions, the team behind Nickelodeon's Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Disney+'s anthology series, What If...?. In an announcement, Director of production Alexia Gates-Foale stated, "Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are two of the most iconic animated series of our time and we are simply thrilled to play a part in bringing this new story to life... With a company full of creatives and super fans, the Avatar feature is a dream project for the team at Flying Bark."

It has been announced that the movie is currently slated to be released on October 10th, 2025.

The Legacy of Avatar: The Last Airbender's Gaang

By the end of "Book 3: Fire" of the original Avatar: The Last Airbender series, the Gaang, also known as Team Avatar, was shown to be comprised of Avatar Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph, Zuko, Suki and, of course, Appa and Momo-- a collection of friends and unlikely allies the original trio made across their journey around the Four Nations.

Avatar Studios was established as a division of Nickelodeon dedicated to the iconic fantasy franchise. The studio is headed by series co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, who previously teased the team had decades worth of stories to tell and a variety of projects to expand the unique fantasy world. Speaking on the official podcast, Avatar: Braving the Elements, DiMartino explained, "We're overseeing the whole franchise, so it's going to take a while before new stuff starts percolating out there." They added that a "very ambitious, multi-tiered" plan for the franchise, tapping into the rich history and future of the Avatar world.

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Original source: CBR.

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