Wednesday, July 21, 2010
NEW AIRBENDER: Don't Let M. Night Shamalamadingdong see this!!
While I usually cringe when people continue stories that wrapped up perfectly this actually sounds cool. Apparently Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko the original creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender are doing a sequel to the series and I have to say if the synopsis holds true to the show it could be cool. The show is called Avatar: The Legend Of Korra and it's slated to air next year. Here's the 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.
See now that sounds awesome to me, a totally different story built off the mythology instead of trying to send the old gang out for one more try. I also like that the problems are crime and an anti-bending revolution (very X-Men) instead of something lame like ZuKko is bad again and the Fire Nation are rising up. Not only is this a cool story on it's own but it'll be neat to see what happened to the original gang.
Fingers crossed here