A number of clips from the upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender sequel surfaced online this week.
I’m actually still a bit upset about the title - and it’s unlikely I'll ever get over it. It’s just too silly - but otherwise, I’m still looking forward to The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra.
Its predecessor was one of the best cross-demographic American cartoon shows ever, and one of the best television fantasy series ever, so it has big shoes to fill.
However, with many of the same people working on the show, it shouldn’t disappoint, as I’m already a fan of this character. Of course, I’m somewhat of a sucker for rebellious female heroes, which is all we really know about her so far.
In the 70 years since Aang’s original adventures, the world has become less mystical and more technological - seemingly having gone through an industrial revolution of sorts, creating a compelling combination of feudal Japanese with Victorianesque imagery.
Republic City looks like a sort-of dystopian, industrial revolution era city, with just a touch of steam-punk. However, it has retained that world-of-pagodas look that made the setting so visually exotic in the first series.
It’s been nearly half a year since we got the first trailer for the show, and it’s been a bit worrying that we’ve heard nothing since, so, while I’d rather have some official releases, it’s nice to at least see these leaked clips in surrogate.
And in case you’ve not seen it yet, here’s the trailer from last summer:
There is no release date yet set for The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra, but it was recently announced that it will debut sometime this year, which likely means sometime during the Fall.