‘Legend of Korra’ Comic-Con Trailer: The Next Avatar

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Nickelodeon’s upcoming spin-off animated series, The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra, is easily one of the most anticipated TV titles on the horizon. Attendees at the 2011 Comic-Con got an early look at the show, which was conceived by original Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Bryan Konietzk and Michael DiMartino.

The Comic-Con trailer for Legend of Korra has made its way online, and it (naturally) begs the question: How does this new series look to compare to the beloved original Last Airbender show?

In a few words, Legend of Korra aims to be a darker, more mature, and more technically-proficient journey into the Avatar world of element benders and fantastical creatures. That much was made clear back when the show was officially greenlit by Nickelodeon heads just over a year ago.

Here is the official Legend of Korra synopsis, followed by the Comic-Con preview:

“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.

Going off the footage show here, Legend of Korra will feature some truly beautiful traditional-animation in order to realize the new Avatar world, including the Republic City – the design for which was based on 1920s era Shanghai and Hong Kong, along with certain elements of early 20th century Western architecture. The element-bending battle sequences look to have been noticeably improved as well, mixing more elaborate fight choreography with an increasingly complex animated filmmaking style, while still retaining the Japanese animation-inspired aesthetic of the original Last Airbender TV series.

Legend of Korra will also feature what sounds like a captivating new protagonist in the form of Korra, who’s both an older and more tenacious character than Aang was in Last Airbender. Likewise, it seems as though the line between good and evil might be a bit fuzzier in Korra’s world, suggesting this new series will indeed be darker and more adult than its predecessor. Of course, it’ll still retain some of the all-audiences-friendly humor and less serious atmosphere from the original Last Airbender show (see: the last scene in the trailer above, for proof of that).

The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra is expected to begin airing on Nickelodeon in early 2012. We’ll keep you posted on its status.

TAGS: legend of korra, the last airbender

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  1. Video has already been taken down haha. Saw it the other day though, looks great!

  2. yea i saw the teaser trailer for it. Looks pretty cool. Can’t wait to see some fight scenes. This on the top of my, cant wait to see tv shows.

    1. Game of Thrones: Season 2
    2. Avatar the last airbender: Legend of Korra
    3. The Walking Dead
    4. Spartucus: Vengence
    5. Thunder Cats
    CAN. NOT. WAIT!.

  3. wow!
    I really got a lump in my throat hearing the old theme music.

  4. Holy crap. Looks awesome, cant wait. :)

  5. i think I just fainted

  6. My only complaint about Avatar was that the show was too short. I understand and applaud having a story arc and sticking to it but 3 seasons was just not enough time to explore everything. The show’s evolution felt a bit too rushed and could easily have been expanded to 5-6 seasons.

    So my only hope for this show is the story arc will take much longer to come to its conclusion.

    • I herd that this was going to be short to like ten episodes I herd

      • So far it’s 2 planned seasons, 13 episodes each. If the show does well, it might be extended.

    • I heard that originally they were gonna have a “Book Four”, bit decided against it because the story (Aang’s story, anyway) was pretty much over.

  7. Two words: Hell yeah!

    Is it 2012 yet?

  8. Thoughts on who that guy is in the mask at the end? I’m going with Zuko. Old but still a badass!

    • I’m going with Aang! It just wouldn’t be the same with the “last” airbender in the series!

  9. i dont think that the original series was too short. I think more tv shows should do this. Have a solid and spectacular few seasons and then close on top.

    Then have spin off shows. keep the fans entertained with fresh material that doesnt go around in circles. Thats what “Heroes” was suppose to be, one season arch and then the next season would be a new arch with comepletely different characters. But they scrapped that and keep the same characters. The writing got so contrived and jumbled that everyone lost interest. Last Airbender wount do that as long as they have spin off series and ending them on top.

    • Why does it have to be just a spectacular few seasons, why not a spectacular 5 instead? You are getting episodic shows mixed up with shows that have a strong story arc so all they have to do is write this show to purposefully take that long to play out.

      The only problem would be the studio getting support for that long which might have been the reasoning behind Avatar’s length. I think they have proven themselves so a longer story shouldn’t be difficult to gain support for.

  10. Thanks to the debacle that Shamalama Ding Dong did Im glad to see the property can still prosper.

    I agree with nowhereman. If it was not for the money grubbing people shows could do that. However all they see are dollar signs and must stretch every little bit of coin out of a property regardless if they run it into the ground.

  11. this is looking like its going to be a lot different from the last airbender, which I appreciate. cant wait to see how this turns out.

    also, looks like Korra likes her firebending.

  12. This looks fantastic, I can hardly wait for the premier!

  13. I don’t like “The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra,” but besides the title it looks like it could be quite amazing.

  14. Has anyone heard if they’re planning to expand it to a full series? Last I checked it was supposed to be a miniseries, but I’d love to see more.

    • Me to

  15. It looks more like anime this time. I found the previous series were great, but trying to be something that they weren’t. This looks to be more like the type of anime style I’m used to watching (And I watch a hell of a lot!)

    • I thought the original series’s animation was spot on. It was a combination of Japanese animation and American animation, a brand new hybrid. This new series seems to have the same type of animation as the original, just a little more refined. Anime has a very stagnant style, it was revolutionary in the beginning but now every Anime series looks the same, or at least very similar. The facial expressions, the background art and motion, and the action are all very American, while the roots of the animation is very Japanese. It’s like Teen Titans. But that’s just my opinion, I’m not an expert so you could be absolutely right.

  16. WOW! I NEVER expected THIS!!! Can’t wait!!! I got into the Avatar thing a bit late (last year), but NOW I won’t miss a thing (hopefully)!!!

  17. Why don’t you guys just stick with the last air bender because I want to know what happens next

    • They are sticking wit it. Tenzin is Aang’s son. We’ll probably find out what happened to Aang!

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