Monday, March 10, 2014

Legend of Korra Book 3 trailer brings you dragons, topless monks

It's been awhile since I've covered anything Korra related here.  For whatever reason (Korra being a complete and utter prat...) Book 2 didn't really grab me the same way Book 1 did.

Thankfully, Michael Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko are moving on from Book 2 and have, by rights, are almost done with Season 3.  So, what will Season 3 bring to Korra fans?

If this grainy-as-anything trailer from the Netherlands is to be believed, we're getting a shirtless Tenzen, Korra continuing to kick all kinds of ass, and dragons.

Yes, dragons.

It's really hard to tell if this trailer is legit or not.  On one hand, it'd be incredibly difficult to mock something like this up and its level of detail certainly lends it an air of plausibility.  On the other hand, it looks like someone recorded it with an iPhone 3GS as it played on a microwave... so, it could go either way.

What's less ambiguous is that Tenzin's daughter (and Aang's granddaughter) Jinora will continue to play a prominent role in Season 3.

...or, at least she'll have the opportunity to look pensive and meditate in front of some rather pretty hillsides.

Speaking on the stills of Jinora, Konietzko didn't give any sort of context for what role(s) she might play moving forward.  Instead, he said only "Here are some peaceful, meditative stills of Jinora from Book 3, I really love these delicate, organic paintings by [animation] Studio Mir.”

So, to sum up, Book / Season 3 will feature Dragons and a meditating pre-teen.  Also, Korra's apparently fighting the White Lotus Society who's rumoured to be the new bads this season.

...or they'll just be Korra's new trainers.  Either way, they look like they'll definitely be making a return next season.

It's hard to predict where Korra's going with Book 3 off this grainy footage from The Netherlands, but it looks like the show's creators definitely have a few surprises in store for their fans in the months ahead.