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10

New Hope for Airbender Fans!?

It looks like we are going to get to see more of the Avatar Universe, no deadbeat directors required!

It has been less than a week since M. Night’s “The Last Airbender” disappointed fans of the series.  Luckily for the fans, it looks like there may be hope.  There is evidence to show that there may be a Avatar Spin-off in the works.

The first piece of evidence comes from an article written for NY Daily News about nick.  (Click here for the link)  It does not get to the good stuff until the next to the last paragraph:

…”Expanding the brand” happens this summer with the theatrical release of M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender,” the first in a three-film, live-action franchise based on Nickelodeon’s animated series “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Nickelodeon has “Avatar” creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko developing a new series, too, Zarghami said.

Meanwhile, CartoonSnap has listed job openings for an “Untitled Avatar Project”  (click here for the link)

The most important thing to note, in my opinion, is that Michael Dante DiMartino, and Bryan Konietzko are working on this project.  Spin-offs of this sort usually fail unless they get the creators to come in.  With these people here we know Nick won’t mess up the series.

So what is the spin-off going to be about?  No clue.  I doubt it will be a direct continuation of the series (though I would love that)  I think it will be set in a diffrent time (past or future), with a different Avatar  (or possibly no Avatar).  Really, all we have now is speculation but I think one thing is clear: It will be better than the movie!

(btw, I would like to thank http://lastairbenderfilm.com, and the fine folks at the Avatar Wiki Forums for bringing this information to light.)

*Post Script*

I just found a PNG image of an interview with the avatar creators in a magazine.  (click here for the image)  It says that after the end of season two, nick signed on for three more seasons.  This could mean that the new series is a continuation (but not necessarily)  *Note, you may have to zoom in on the image to read it, sorry

They are happy about the good news!

…Oh, no!  I just had a terrible thought!  What if the poor reception of M. Night’s film causes Nick to cancel this show?!  *shudders*  Lets hope not!

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10 Responses to “New Hope for Airbender Fans!?”


  1. 1 Patrick
    July 6, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Actually, they are going to deal with all the confusion of the dual Avatars. The show will focus on the revelation that this planet is actually the planet of the Na’vi.

    Well at least there is some hope that the Avatar franchise will survive the movie fiasco.

  2. July 7, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    lol, yes it all makes sense now!

  3. 3 Steven
    July 7, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I don’t think they’ll cancel it. I’m sure Nick expected this. It IS M.Night you know

  4. July 7, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    If Nick expected this, they would not have let him make the film in the first place.

  5. 5 Steven
    July 7, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Yes well Nick isn’t exactly the hollowed institution of animation it once was

  6. July 8, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    what does that mean?

  7. July 8, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    *New info*
    The title of the series is “Legend of Korra” and it is rumored to take place 100 years after the original series. Also, we should be getting an official announcement soon. (perhaps before comic-con)

  8. July 10, 2010 at 11:06 am

    This sounds really interesting. It’s like the pheonix rising from the ashes after the original series got such a bad name thanks to Mr. Shyamalan.

  9. July 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Yeah, I think it is going to be really awesome.


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