Readers of the Avatar: The Last Airbender derivative comics could be at an advantage with the upcoming initiatives from Avatar Studios, according to writer Tim Hedrick.
In a recent appearance at the podcast Avatar: Braving the Elements, Hedrick, a author for Avatar Studios, spoke about how the graphic novels will intersect with the employer’s upcoming projects. “If you have not examine the comics, and are excited for the new stuff, read the comics because it is only going to enrich your experience going forward,” he said, adding that “you are going to recognize extra about what’s up.”
More specifically, Hedrick teased that some characters referred to in the comics can be debuting in the close to future, saying “[y]ou may also apprehend a few characters that you have not gotten to satisfy but.” Hedrick became a writer on each the original series and Legend of Korra, and has also been involved more these days in expanding the universe with comics and as part of Avatar Studios.
Avatar Studios Looks Back on the Comics
Avatar Studios co-head Michael Dante DiMartino additionally these days spoke approximately in which the numerous comics and books which have multiplied the Avatar universe. “We’ve been involved in all those main ancillary stories, so in our minds, it is mostly canon,” he said. “As of right now we are proceeding as though all this stuff is part of the proper universe and with any luck constructing on it.” He went directly to give an explanation for that even as they hadn’t dominated it out for the future, they had been now no longer presently making plans on immediately adapting any of the comics or novels. “But we’re feeding off of them,” co-head Bryan Konietzko added.
Avatar Studios is a production company released by Nickelodeon in 2021 with Konietzko and DiMartino as co-leader innovative officers. Little is presently recognized about Avatar Studios’ upcoming initiatives, however 3 feature-period animated films are reportedly in development, with the primary specializing in Avatar Aang and friends. Previous reviews have said that one of the deliberate films could be about Avatar Korra, and that every other may also focus on one in every of Aang and Korra’s preceding incarnations, fan-favorite Avatar Kyoshi.
Separately from Avatar Studios, a live-action adaptation of The Last Airbender is withinside the works at Netflix. Original creators Konietzko and DiMartino had been worried in the venture in the beginning however left in 2020 over innovative differences. The series does not but have a release date, however filming was finished in June. The essential cast consists of Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko, and Daniel Dae Kim as Ozai.
When and where to watch
Avatar: The Last Airbender and Avatar: Legend of Korra are both available to stream on Netflix.