A San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) panel revealed some concrete details about the first of three animated movies coming from Paramount+ and Nickelodeon, focused on the “Avatar: The Last Airbender” series.
You probably already know about “Avatar: Braving the Elements,” the re-watch podcast hosted by the franchise’s voice actors Janet Varney (Korra in “The Legend of Korra“) and Dante Basco (Prince Zuko in “Avatar: The Last Airbender“). While Varney was unable to attend the convention due to an ongoing illness, she did appear in a video that played during the panel. She noted some of the rumors that had been circulating and even cheekily appeared holding a copy of the novel “Avatar: The Rise of Kyoshi.”
She confirmed the first full-length animated movie would focus on Avatar Aang and his friends.
We still don’t know too many details about when the movie will take place, but it’s safe to assume it will occur between the end of the main series and the beginning of “The Legend of Korra.” We do know Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino, who created the original series for Nickelodeon, will be producing the movie alongside the show’s executive producer, Eric Coleman.
Lauren Montgomery will be directing.
While the Gaang — that is, the Aang Gang — will undoubtedly feature their original voice actors as well, it’s still too early to guess who else will appear. And Varney’s video shows that the crew is not above lightly teasing an audience that is all too willing to latch on to idle speculation.