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Avatar: The Last Airbender / The Legend of Korra

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It's official: there will be a sequel. An animated sequel to the original cartoon, that is.

Nickelodeon Greenlights The 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. 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, Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large.

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In order to keep the Last Airbender thread focused on the movie, I've created this new thread for discussing the original Nickelodeon cartoon series, as well as its sequel, The Legend of Korra.

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BTW, Mae Whitman (voice of Katara) plays Roxy Richter--one of the 7 evil exes--in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World.

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BTW, Mae Whitman (voice of Katara) plays Roxy Richter--one of the 7 evil exes--in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World.

She also played Ann Veal (George Michael's girlfriend) in Arrested Development.

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BTW, Mae Whitman (voice of Katara) plays Roxy Richter--one of the 7 evil exes--in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World.

She also played Ann Veal (George Michael's girlfriend) in Arrested Development.

Who?

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BTW, Mae Whitman (voice of Katara) plays Roxy Richter--one of the 7 evil exes--in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World.

She also played Ann Veal (George Michael's girlfriend) in Arrested Development.

Who?

Her?

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:lol:

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Just released at Comic-Con. Looks fantastic to me.

More info on the sequel, including plot and character details, here.

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The trailer does look good, but it seems weird to call this The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra, since Korra isn't an airbender. I guess it could be a carryover from the title of the movie (which dropped the Avatar because it came out right after Cameron's Avatar), but I'd think they would want to stay as far away from that association as possible.

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Yeah, I imagine Cameron's film gave them a bit of a branding and marketing headache.

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New Trailer:

I like the look of it, and how the world seems quite a bit more advanced than the previous series, but the tone feels too light to me.

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Watched the first two episodes yesterday, and enjoyed them. The production values are fantastic, and the animation is yet again a nice blend of anime and Western styles. Action sequences were solid and fun -- loved the sequence when Korra took on the gangters -- and I appreciated the thought and details put into the world of the series (like the metal wires that the metalbender cops used to chase after Korra).

I am curious as to how the series will treat the more spiritual aspects of bending. Right now, it clearly seems focused on the awesome, kick-ass aspects of bending, which is understandable. I hope -- and have faith -- that Tenzin is used, not just as some fuddy-duddy buzzkill for Korra's adventures, but as an actual wise, mentor-like individual. I also hope that the series doesn't just stay in Republic City, as interesting as that setting could certainly be. I want to know how the rest of the kingdoms have developed and changed in the last 70 years since the previous series.

All that being said, I think the series is very promising, and I hope they continue to offer episodes online (since I don't have cable TV).

And I wonder, will we ever get a satisfactory answer regarding the fate of Zuko's mom?

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I've posted an extended review of the first two episodes on Opus.

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The AV Club has an in-depth interview with Korra producers Michael Dante DiMartino and Joaquim Don Santos.

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All that being said, I think the series is very promising, and I hope they continue to offer episodes online (since I don't have cable TV).

I am thinking it will be necessary to purchase the Season Pass from iTunes in order to watch online. That is what I am mulling. The price point ($23 for SD, $30 for cable) is steep but may be worth it.

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Updated the topic's title to include The Legend of Korra, hopefully making it easier to find via search.

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Season 2 is on its way, as is the second part of season 1.

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Season 2 is on its way, as is the second part of season 1.

Hmm, I read an interview with the producers awhile back that said they were excited about working with shorter seasons because it meant no filler episodes.

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It looks like they've changed their approach to creating seasons that contain distinct parts, e.g., "Book 1" and "Book 2".

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"Beautiful concept art illuminates the upcoming Book 2 of Legend of Korra"

The new season is focused on spirits, and the characters will meet several spirits and even journey into the spirit world. We saw a glimpse of one of the more deadly spirits, which you can see in our gallery below. Korra's guide in this new realm will be, in part, her uncle. The season will delve into her uncle and father's relationship, and fill in some backstory on their connections as well as those between the northern and southern Water Tribes. We'll also see a "journey to a mysterious place," according to the show's producers. You can see glimpses of that mysterious place, which harkens back to the ice ball where Aang was discovered in Avatar. Korra's cousins are also new characters, a pair of "androgynous, creepy twins," according to the writers. The new season looks gorgeous and exciting — if you loved season one of this show, there's more coolness to come. And if you are just tuning in, well, you can watch Book 1 in time to catch Book 2 when it starts.

I'm really glad to see the series moving beyond Republic City, though I'll be curious to see how this "spiritual" storyline ties in with Book 1's (to my mind) unresolved storylines re. bender/non-bender unrest.

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The Korra panel at Comic-Con included an animated storyboard preview of book 2 (starts at 19:00 in the video).

Looks like Korra is going to fight one of Ridley Scott's aliens.

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I'm now five episodes into season 2 of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and the series just keeps getting better, constantly pushing itself in new creative directions, including some surprises like the sudden steampunk turn in "The Northern Air Temple." Then there are some episodes, like "Avatar Day," that are just really, really weird.

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I haven't watched any episodes after season one. I thought the first season was decent, but the characters felt like a huge step down from The Last Airbender. I'll have to catch up at some point.

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