by: Lindsay Welch Source: Nickelodeon/Toonzone.com
But not with Aang as the Avatar…
Yes! Hopefully this makes up for that god-awful M. Night Shymalan movie. I was so disappointed by it (especially because I’ve enjoyed most of Shymalan’s other work) but this news will leave me forgetting it ever existed.
Nickelodeon announced today that series creators, Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, have planned another addition to the Avatar series. A brand new one to be called Avatar: The Legend of Korra.
“Mike and Bryan have imagined a compelling new story inspired by the Airbender mythology that they so brilliantly crafted when the TV series began,” said Nickelodeon president Brown Johnson. “This new avatar is not only a girl, but also hot-headed, independent and ready to take on the world.”
Here’s a teaser picture of the series featuring the back of the main character, Korra.
This is the official synopsis:
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.
I don’t believe that the description could possibly get any cooler than that. First of all, the main character sounds amazing, I’m a teenage girl so of course I love girl characters kicking ass. And secondly, “steam punk technology”? Um, yes please. Expect Avatar: The Legend of Korra to premiere on Nickelodeon sometime in 2011.