First Look At ‘The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra’

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M. Night Shyamalan’s live-action adaptation of the popular cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender (shortened to just The Last Airbender) was a box office success, but a critical bomb last year. Fans of the original TV show should be glad then to hear that the Last Airbender mythology will live on – not, per se, in the form of Last Airbender 2, but in the animated series The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra.

Original Last Airbender TV show creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzk revealed their plans to develop a spinoff series last summer, and now we got a first look at the show’s namesake – the new Avatar Korra.

Here’s the official synopsis for Legend of Korra:

“The Legend of Korra” takes place 70 years after the events of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and follows the adventures of the Avatar after Aang – a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenaged girl from the Southern Water Tribe named Korra (voice of Janet Varney).

With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water, and Fire), Korra seeks to master the final element, Air.  Her quest leads her to the epicenter of the modern “Avatar” world, Republic City – a metropolis that is fueled by steampunk technology.  It is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive.

However, Korra discovers that Republic City is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip it apart.   Under the tutelage of Aang’s son, Tenzin (JK Simmons), Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large.

Check out the first image of Korra (via Speakeasy) below:

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The hand-drawn animation style on display in this image looks to match that of the original Last Airbender TV series, which was often quite admirable in its own right. While the element-bending action sequences in the original show seemed to intentionally mimic the choppy style of Japanese animation (read: anime), they were still impressive – arguably more so than the CGI-drive battles in Shyamalan’s big-budget adaptation, as it were.

It’s a wise move on DiMartino and Konietzk’s part to design Korra as being quite distinct in personality (and gender, naturally) from Aang, so that she doesn’t come off as merely a rehash of her predecessor.

The shift from the hero’s journey storyline of Last Airbender to the more complex plot of Legend of Korra – maintaining peace in a world where there is no longer a single enemy to remain unified against – sounds promising as well.

The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra is expected to begin airing on Nickelodeon in early 2012.

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  1. Excited!

  2. Looks promising. M. Night should turn this into a movie as well. (turns swiftly and dashes out the door) :-)

    • LOL. You’d better run! Ha ha!

    • I will protect you

  3. I think this will be cool, but nothing is better than the original show

  4. looking forward to this

  5. Of the channels for this show to belong to why Nick! That alone makes me sad. Not that it will destroy the show or anything… but Nick has gone into a live action poor acting cheesy dialog craze, and i can’t stomach that channel any longer. – sigh – I wish CN owned the rights to air it, at least they still show cartoons…

    • Just barely, I thought Nick was only following what big brother Cartoon Network-sorry-I mean the “CN” (which to newbies could mean anything) did by showing more “Disney teenage-esque” shows for kids. Although I do enjoy Avatar and will definitely see the premiere episode, though when I first say the picture I thought that Korra was a male version of Katara, but I looked over it again and noticed the more slim figure and thinner face-just goes to show what second impressions will do.

  6. ^—- *face palm*

  7. The only reason why it was a success was because fans wanted to see what the movie was like and a high majority would have added Shylaman and the screenwriters to their bounty list to be beaten lol I hope they find someone good to replace sokka though.

  8. Want release date.

  9. This needs to be commended.
    Korra looks like a heroine. Not a supermodel, not a cutesy animu thing with big ol’ eyes, a heroine. LOOK AT THOSE SHOULDERS.
    The style for Avatar almost never focused on the attractiveness of the characters, which I’m beyond excited to see translated over to Korra. While Shamallama will continue to destroy any modern hope for Avatar films… we can definitely be assured that as a cartoon it’ll be freaking badass. Not to mention that the plot summary seems to have no flaw in it whatsoever with continuity.

  10. I was wondering if they will ever answer the questions of Zuko’s mother and where she is.. Will he ever find her?

    • Don’t they heavily imply that she was killed or banished for killing the Zuko’s grandaddy?

      • she was banished but we dont know where or if she is still alive

  11. as long as there isnt a directer making “creative changes” to the storyline then a movie would be good

  12. First of all i love avatar the last airbender and i cant wait to see the new serious coming out
    But the real reson why i wrote this was ro ask
    Where can i find a free preveiw/video of this new serious. The last airbender legends of korra

  13. I swear. If they don’t show aang’s and katara’s wedding and other children I will die Dx

    • Yes, what about showing aang and Katara and how the kids from them came to where Koora show has started. Not a pre-quil but a mid-quil?

  14. I do believe all of the ideas you have offered on your post. They’re very convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are very brief for starters. May just you please prolong them a little from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

  15. Will a show to follow Korra come next and when?