Fans of the ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender‘ and ‘The Legend of Korra‘ (together with yours actually) simply recieved a shock piece of superior information in the present day: Nickelodeon is making an animated film to interchange the godawful stay motion one. Production begins this yr.
Better but, Nickeloden is creating an entire new studio devoted to increasing the universe. Fittingly dubbed Avatar Studios, it’s being helmed by collection’ creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who will act as chief inventive officers. Avatar Studios productions, together with upcoming collection and flicks (plural!) will premier on Nickelodeon and Paramount+.
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The announcement comes additionally with a little bit of a dig on the upcoming live-action Netflix remake of the unique collection.
DiMartino and Konietzko had been initially concerned in that collection, earlier than departing in August of 2020 as a result of Netflix didn’t need to make the creators’ unique imaginative and prescient occur. To that finish, Brian Robbins, President ViacomCBS Kids & Family (which owns Nickolodeon), says “Avatar Studios is a way to give Mike and Bryan the resources and runway to open up their imaginations even more and dive deeper into the action and mythology of Avatar.”
While I’m nonetheless holding out just a little hope the Netflix collection received’t be a complete trainwreck — based on Variety, that venture has not been canceled — I’m much more excited in regards to the thought of recent storylines within the unique animated medium. Avatar and Korra are masterpieces, in my ebook, and I can’t wait to see what’s subsequent within the Avatar universe.