The first animated film from Avatar Studios, the team that Nickelodeon set up to work on movies and shows in the Last Airbender universe, will feature Avatar Aang and his friends, according to an announcement made at San Diego Comic-Con (via Gizmodo). While there’s no word yet on the casting or story summary, some fans have expressed excitement at the opportunity to see Team Avatar – consisting of Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph, Zuko, Suki and, of course, Appa – in something news.
According to polygonthe show will focus on Team Avatar as young adults, giving us an inside look at some of the events that take place between The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. There are of course a honestly part from people who hoped to see something focused on new charactersLike it the one from the novels. (Given the teasing in the announcement video, that’s understandable.)
If you’re in that camp, don’t give up hope just yet. This is only the first of three animated films the studio is working on, so there’s potentially plenty of room for other characters to get an on-screen debut.
Outside of Avatar Studios, Netflix is working on a live-action adaptation of the original show that will come out at some point, although I can’t say I’m too excited about that given a) the history of Netflix’s live-action adaptations. , b) the history of live-action Avatar adaptations, and c) the fact that the show’s original creators abandoned that project.