Followers of the ‘Avatar: The Final Airbender‘ and ‘The Legend of Korra‘ (together with yours really) simply recieved a shock piece of superior information as we speak: Nickelodeon is making an animated film to interchange the godawful dwell motion one. Manufacturing begins this yr.
Higher 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 films (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 have 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’ authentic imaginative and prescient occur. To that finish, Brian Robbins, President ViacomCBS Children & Household (which owns Nickolodeon), says “Avatar Studios is a approach to give Mike and Bryan the sources and runway to open up their imaginations much more and dive deeper into the motion and mythology of Avatar.”
Whereas I’m nonetheless holding out slightly hope the Netflix collection gained’t be a complete trainwreck — in accordance with Selection, that venture has not been canceled — I’m way more excited concerning the concept of recent storylines within the authentic animated medium. Avatar and Korra are masterpieces, in my e-book, and I can’t wait to see what’s subsequent within the Avatar universe.