The New Face of the Avatar animated series!
It's been a while since I posted about Avatar: The Legend of Korra, the much-anticipated follow-up to my all-time favorite animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender. Back then, all we had was a pic of a Water Bender-ish female standing atop a high place overlooking an intriguing cityscape. Now, we finally see her face. Well, granted it's not really that hard to imagine what she'd look like- she certainly looks like Katara from the first series, albeit more buff and angry. Lots of new information has been revealed about the Korra series, and I'm so glad to find these awesome tidbits.
• The series, entitled The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra, is due for release on Nickelodeon in Mid-2012. WAAAH! So far away...
• Though initially only 12 episodes were planned, Nickelodeon has since ordered 14 more. WOOHOO! More! MORE! According to the creators of the show, the World of Avatar is full of ideas and may be tapped 'for years to come'.
• As of right now, the series' first 12 episode scripts have all been recorded, and is in the process of being animated.
• The tone of the show will be older than the first series, and heroine Korra herself is 16 or 17. There will be a return of the romantic elements or 'shipping' from the first show.
• The World has advanced quite a bit in the 70-year gap from the end of the first Avatar to Korra. There will apparently be cars and motorcycles!
• Fans of the old series can count on familiar faces to appear in some way, even if in the 70 years most of the characters from the first Avatar have already passed on. There are definite links between the two shows.
• Korra can be described as the 'Anti-Aang'. She's more aggressive, headstrong and danger-seeking, and often starts fights on her own. She still has her own charm and is very much still a teen trying to find her own way.
• The show's main villain (at least in the first 12 episodes) is described as a 'kind of anti-bending revolutionary' and is 'very scary' and 'a challenge to Korra'.
• Issues such as the fate of Zuko's mom (left unanswered at the end of the first series) will be answered but not necessarily in the show. It has been announced that there will be Avatar: The Last Airbender comics released in the near future, which may be where fans can find the further adventures of the original Avatar crew. I can't wait!!!
MAN, this is awesome. This pretty much makes up for that traversty which was the Live-action Avatar movie. BAH, EFF THAT! I don't need any stupid Shaymalan crap when the REAL DEAL is coming. Something to look forward to and hope that the world goes on after 2012, I guess. WOOHOO!!!