Nickelodeon Greenlights THE LAST AIRBENDER Spinoff, THE LEGEND OF KORRA

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Nickelodeon has given the go-ahead to The Legend of Korra, a spinoff of the popular and wonderful Avatar: The Last Airbender.  Before Airbender fans begin hyperventilating about a crappy cash-in on their beloved property (wasn’t Shyamalan’s movie enough?!), series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are behind the new project.   According to Variety, Korra will take place 70 years after the events of Avatar with rebellious teenager Korra as the new Avatar and the center of the storyline.  Variety also says that Nick is hoping the new series will be more “femme-friendly”, which is strange since I know more female die-hard Avatar fans than male ones. Nick toon president Brown Johnson said of Korra, “This new avatar is not only a girl, but also hot-headed, independent and ready to take on the world.”

It’s an interesting take as the main characters of Avatar will either be deceased or very old.  However, without spoiling anything about the series, there was room for the story to grow and I’m excited for whatever DiMartino and Koietzko want to do.

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  • Cody

    I am definitely interested in this new show, especially since the creators of the original Avatar series are behind it. I have a lot more faith in it knowing that it is in the hands of the people that created the mythology in the first place.

  • Gusbabb

    Like cody said i have more faith that the creators are in making this new avatar series. hmmm im thinking that this new bender is either water or earth depending how long after anng died.

  • ColinJ

    This is the perfect palate-cleanser after that abomination of a film.

    I am very happy indeed.

  • ColinJ

    She's a waterbender. She has already mastered water, earth and fire so she is being tutored in airbending by Aang and Katara's son, Tenzin.

    I hope we get to see Sokka as an awesome, crusty old king of the Water Tribe.

  • Migz

    I knew it! The world the two avatar creators made is just too rich to be left alone that long. It's practically screaming for a spin-off the moment it finished book three. Though I was kinda hoping for a 'Zuko' spin-off instead.

  • B-Flash

    I love how you put Katara's name in the mix but yet she wasn't said to be Tenzin mother.

    The Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender and follows the adventures of the Avatar after Aang – a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenaged girl from the Southern Water Tribe named Korra. With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water, and Fire), Korra seeks to master the final element, Air. Her quest leads her to the epicenter of the modern “Avatar” world, Republic City – a metropolis that is fueled by steampunk technology. It is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive. However, Korra discovers that Republic City is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip it apart. Under the tutelage of Aang's son, Tenzin, Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large

    It only says Aang son not Aang and Katara's son. Yeah I know we all think it's her son because of the ending but hey we don't know what happened after that.

  • art

    It has been confirmed by early reports out of Comic Con from Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko that Tenzin's mother is Katara.

  • Drew

    it is full of steampunk style and takes place mostly in one place Republic City and Aang's son Tenzin is the air bending teacher
    so it should be awesome

  • Heather

    I agree with Migz, I wanted to see much more of a Zuko type thing, but hey, I'll take what they give us(;

  • MadderMan

    I have a feeling she may even be his grand daughter… Just looking at some conspiracy theory based similarities. The name stands out Sokka-Korra, The ponytail was an identifying characteristic for Sokka in the show, he was called ponytail a couple of times if I remember correctly. But alas this is all speculation… but she was born in southern water tribe, which has a population of like 30 so that helps out the chances a bit. Take it for what you will.

  • MrMe

    Exactly! the Zuko ending after Sozin's Comet makes me want to know if he went to find his mom.

  • ColinJ

    Also they did an interview where they flat-out stated this was the case.

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  • KLO

    I thought the movie was very good.

    Everyone says that the characters and actors don't match but I think the did a great job of casting.

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