>There has been speculation that a new Avatar series would be happening.
Speculate no more.
It was just announced that Avatar: The Legend of Korra is now a go and we can expect to see it sometime next year. This is a blast of fresh air after the incredibly failure of a live action movie, The Last Airbender. Now, fans can rejoice that we have a new series to look forward too.
Here’s what we know about Avatar: The Legend of Korra so far:
•The title “Avatar: Legend of Korra” was trademarked by Viacom.
•Job openings were listed months ago for an “Untitled Avatar Project”.
•Mike and Bryan are involved in the project, and said in a book signing in June that an announcement would be made “soon”, perhaps before SDCC.
•It’s going to be a new Avatar series, and it will premiere on Nickelodeon in 2011.
•”The Legend of Korra” takes place 70 years after the events of the original Avatar series.
•Korra is the waterbending Avatar after Aang, a passionate, rebellious and fearless teenage girl from the Southern Water Tribe, who has already mastered three elements and needs to master Air.
•Aang’s son, Tenzin, will be Korra’s airbending sifu.
•The epicenter of the modern Avatar world is Republic City, a metropolis fueled by steampunk technology. It is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive.
•Korra discovers that Republic City is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip it apart.
This is some older news that I got off off the Avatar fansite, Avatar Spirit. Although a few months old, this information is still quite current. Since the Avatar cycle is Water, Earth, Fire, Air then it is only natural for the next Avatar after Aang to be a Waterbender. I also like the fact that Korra has already mastered three elements which is different from the first series in which Aang only knew Air bending at the start.
I love that the threat is not a nation, but crime in one city. I’m sure this will be expanded, but I think it is a brilliant change from the previous series – especially the anti-bending revolution idea.
And a FEMALE Avatar! That’s already enough to make me happy. I’m sure she will be a far better female character then Katara was and i can only hope she has some amazing Allies like Aang had in Toph and Sokka.
Some things I can assume about the series from the bit of information that we have is that Aang fathered a child – Tenzin – who is an airbender. I always wondered how the next Avatar would learn airbending without a teacher (of course we can assume Aang is dead by this point since there is a new Avatar). I do not want to assume that Tenzin’s mother is Katara, however, since that seems way too obvious. But we shall see.
I also hope to learn about Zuko’s mother in this new series, but i do not think it to be a very important thing to bring into a new series. It was one of those things that the first series did not seem to tidy up very well.
All of this is speculation on my part and things floating around the rumor mill. Stay tuned to sites like the Avatar Wikia, other news sources and my blog [as i will post information when i find it ^_^]