Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Love it or hate it, The Legend of Korra is here to stay with Book 2 (and 3 and 4)

After the first twelve episodes of The Legend of Korra aired, one thing was certain to fans of the series no matter how they felt about the show's premise: it was inarguably different from The Last Airbender.

Now that Nickelodeon has ordered not one, but three new seasons (totaling 52 new episodes) of the show, fans are wondering what will be in store for Korra and company.

The first season's ending wrapped up every loose end possible (spoilers) in a rather rushed and hurried fashion... but that didn't stop Korra's creators from taking to Comic-Con this past weekend to discuss what lies ahead for Book 2.

Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko began by explaining that Book 2 is called Spirits and will pick up six months after the events of Book 1 ended. Fittingly, it will focus on the spirit world (as aspect of the show sorely lacking from Book 1 of Korra) and will dive into how the Avatar lineage began.

Additionally, most of the action will take place in the Southern Water Tribe and will feature Korra's extended family, while back in Republic City Asami becomes the head of the Future Corporation, essentially making her the Misturu Kirijo of the Avatar world.

DiMartino and Konietzko also had some Book 2 footage to show off, and while most of it is concept art and rough storyboards there are some rather impressive gems hidden in the two videos below.

Despite some early reservations about the show, it looks like Legend of Korra has potential to turn into something decent. So long as they don't show another Pro-Bending match, the next few seasons should shape up into something that will at least be more enjoyable than M. Night Shyamalan's take on the franchise.