Avatar: The Last Airbender: First Details for New Movies Reportedly Revealed
Avatar: The Last Airbender is currently working on a huge comeback with three new animated movie projects now in production, and the first details about what we might expect to see have been detailed in a new report. Paramount and Nickelodeon previously announced their desire to expand the Avatar universe with more projects with the creation of Avatar Studios with the intent of bringing original series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino back to oversee this new expansion. It was teased that this new endeavor would lead to both new animated films and series, but word has been minimal about what these new projects would actually entail in terms of potential stories.
While Paramount has officially announced that three new Avatar: The Last Airbender animated films are now in the works, and Lauren Montgomery (who worked on the original series) has been attached as the director for the first of these new projects, a new report from Avatar News is noting that these three new projects are likely going to be new movies starring Avatar Kiyoshi, one focused on Zuko, and one set in The Legend of Korra era of the series. But none of these details have yet to be confirmed, so take with a pinch of salt.
According to the report from Avatar News, the first of these new animated project could be a prequel following Avatar Kiyoshi in the time before the original series. This would make a lot of sense considering Kiyoshi's increased popularity (and several novel and comic spin-off projects) in the years since the original series. The second film could be focused on Prince Zuko (but does not tease what period of Zuko's life it could focus on), and the third will be taking on characters from the later period seen in The Legend of Korra.
The report does not detail any of the potential projects, but simply notes that they are likely "snapshots" of the Avatar Studios current plans. So fans should approach this news with a healthy amount of caution as these likely seem like cool ideas, but are not set in stone until Paramount confirms it for themselves. Given the highly secretive nature of Avatar Studios so far, it'll be a while before we see more of their first new movie, let alone see what could be coming after.
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