Avatar: The Last Airbender has been announced as the first movie by Avatar Studios at the SDCC. This movie will focus on Aang and the rest of the team Avatar as young adults. The movie will be based on the story of the animated series by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. It aired on Nickelodeon between 2005 and 2008.
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The series was introduced on Netflix in 2020 and got a great response from the viewers. It became a good sign for the studio and it is working on expanding the Avatar universe.
Avatar Studios announce the first movie – Avatar: The Last Airbender
Named after the popular series itself, the movie would focus more on the story of our favorite protagonist and his team as they grow up. Previously, Aang was seen as merely a young child, basically 12 years old (ignoring the fact, that he was trapped in ice for 100 years) at the beginning of the series.
Katara and her older brother, Sokka were also just 14 and 15. Other major characters like Zuko too were in their teens, as the show targeted a much younger audience.
Breaking from SDCC: The first Avatar Studios movie coming to theaters in 2024 will no longer be about Kyoshi, but rather Aang! And, exclusive from Avatar News: it will be set in a time period where Team Avatar are young adults! pic.twitter.com/RNfblv94Y3
— Avatar News (@AvatarNews_) July 22, 2022
But now as it seems, along with the audience, the characters have grown too. Maybe this is a way to connect with the ones who watched it while they were young, the characters’ adventures as young adults will be shown in the movie. Though not much is known about the plot, it will focus on Aang and his friends.
Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino are a part of the project too. As the two joined Avatar Studios after its formation in February 2021. And fans are only glad that M. Night Shyamalan is not a part of it after the disastrous live-action movie created by him in 2010 that too shared the same title.
Other upcoming Avatar projects
Apart from Avatar: The Last Airbender, the studio has announced a number of other spin-off movies. These movies will be sharing the tales of some of the major characters in the series. The announced movies do not have a confirmed release date and the plot has been kept under wraps too. The movies are Kyoshi, Zuko, and Korra.
Paramount and Avatar Studios' first three animated Avatar movies coming to theaters:
⛰️ Kyoshi (2024)
🔥 Zuko (2025)
🌊 Korra (2026)
— Avatar News (@AvatarNews_) June 18, 2022
Fans will have to wait a little while till they get a confirmation on what the movies are going to be about and when they would finally hit the theatres.
As of now, Avatar: The Last Airbender is set to release in 2024.
Source: Avatar News on Twitter