‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ & ‘Legend of Korra’ announce new Projects
If you are huge fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender, then we have some great news for you! Nickelodeon has announced new projects and more content related to the Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra universe, officially giving birth to the Avatar Studios!
The universe of Avatar: The Last Airbender is getting more content
The broadcasters recently revealed during the ViacomCBS’ Investor Day presentation that they are now going to launch an “Avatarverse”. It’s going to be much like the MCU, with content and new projects based on Avatar. Furthermore, they revealed that there’s already an animated movie in the works. But, the news that will get the fans well and truly excited is that the creators of the original series, Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, will direct this universe as co-chief creative officers, overseeing everything that will take this franchise forward.
The co-creators told Entertainment Weekly in a statement:
It’s hard to believe it’s been 19 years since we created Avatar: The Last Airbender. But even after all that time, there are still many stories and time periods in Aang’s world that we are eager to bring to life. We are fortunate to have an ever-growing community of passionate fans that enjoys exploring the Avatarverse as much as we do.
The co-creators will have the freedom they need
Furthermore, DiMartino & Konietzko emphasized that this will give them an opportunity to explore the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender, saying:
And with this new Avatar Studios venture we have an unparalleled opportunity to develop our franchise and its storytelling on a vast scale, in myriad exciting ways and mediums.
The co-creators also expressed their gratitude for Nickelodeon, who is backing them all the way through. They said:
We are exceedingly grateful to [Nickelodeon president] Brian Robbins and [president of Nickelodeon Animation] Ramsey Naito for their enthusiasm and respect for the Avatar property and us as its stewards. From the start, they’ve supported our ambitious plans and created a positive, proactive environment for us.
Lastly, the Avatar co-creators concluded with a very positive message, saying:
We’re excited to be back at Nickelodeon where Avatar began, doing what we do best in the biggest way possible. We can’t wait to build the great teams and productions to make all of this fantasy a reality.
Elsewhere, there’s also news that Avatar: The Last Airbender is being turned into a chibi comic for young readers. But, that’s just one of the many new projects this universe is set to bring us. Let’s see what Nickelodeon has in store for us.