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Jul 25 2011 11:16am

The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra trailer

Take a look at the trailer for the new Avatar: The Last Airbender show—Legend of Korra! It premiered at Comic Con this weekend, and polarbearwolfefox — not to mention airships, amazing cityscapes, and what looks like a totally kick ass  heroine — means we cannot be more excited. 

12 comments
Matt Wright
1. matty42
Thanks for posting this! Looks amazing, and I love the fact that the world gets an update as well.
Matt London
2. MattLondon
I think there may be conflicting information on what the series is, but it sounds like it's going to be a miniseries, although I think more appropriately a "limited series," in the spirit of the anime that inspires it. The fight choreography looks quite different here than in The Last Airbender. The sharp angles and fluid movement reminds me of Cowboy Bebop -- another limited series that consisted of two thirteen-episode seasons.

It looks like technology has come a long way since the days of The Last Airbender. The cities have a more modern feel to them. Some characters wear modern business suits. But that doesn't mean the whole show is modernized. Korra rides a polar Appa.

It's also interesting to note that Korra seems much older than the characters from The Last Airbender. I think this show may be geared towards older fans.

Super pumped to see JK Simmons as Tenzin.
YouDont NeedToKnow
4. necrosage2005
I really like the way that this looks but I'm curious about something. Since Aang (Air Nomad), Appa (flying buffalo), and Momo (flying lemur) were the last for their kind who will teach her air bending?
Patrick83
5. Patrick83
The new series, from "Avatar: The Last Airbender" creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, takes place 70 years after the events of "The Last Airbender" and follows the adventures of the Avatar after Aang – a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenaged girl from the Southern Water Tribe named Korra. With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water, and Fire), Korra seeks to master the final element, Air. Her quest leads her to the epicenter of the modern "Avatar" world, Republic City – a metropolis that is fueled by steampunk technology. It is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive. However, Korra discovers that Republic City is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip it apart. Under the tutelage of Aang's son, Tenzin, Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large
Patrick83
6. Jpop
@ necrosage2005

POSSIBLE SPOILER

About airbending - Aang's child(ren) would be able to airbend, no? Am not sure on the genetics, but family tree analysis (Katara's dad = non-bender, ditto Zuko's mother) indicates it's not a recessive trait.
Luke M
7. lmelior
Wow, Viacom, really? A *promotional trailer* violates your copyright? Good call! I know how much companies hate it when their products are advertised for free.

EDIT: The trailer was removed when I originally posted this. Looks awesome!
Melanie S
8. starryharlequin
@Jpop

ALSO POSSIBLE SPOILERS (I guess)

I seem to remember some evidence/argument that bending was less a genetic trait than an environmental one--see water benders in the swamps in/near the Earth kingdoms--so the settlers in the old Air temples, for example, might slowly develop airbending abilities, though they'd lack the traditional techniques.
Patrick83
9. KVFinn
Spoilers? ... Ang had three children, all airbenders. One of them will be teaching her.
Patrick83
10. dwreyes
Although I am extremely excited for this miniseries or limited series or whatever, I really really want it to come out much sooner. I believe the date to be saved is sometime in 2012. But I guess I'm just really impatient.

POSSIBLE SPOILER
I've read a few articles after watching this trailer and they seem to mention an anti-bender rebellion called the Equalists. I believe the person in the mask at the end of the trailer is one. I'm anxious to see the non-bender to bender action. There was some in the original series with Ty Lee and Mai, but I think there will be much more considering it's a major plot point.

Also, the guy in the end bore a strong resemblance to Sokka.
Chris Meadows
11. Robotech_Master
There's a lot more information about the series here, in the form of a wrap-up of the Comic-Con panel on the show. Some of the stuff might be considered spoilery, so be warned.

I am really impressed by the quality of the animation. It's about twice as fluid and busy as the original series. (Check out that 180-degree pan at the 56-second mark, wow!) It's like Nick finally realized just what they had in the original series, and told BryKe, "Here, have some budget. Just make sure every penny of it shows up on the screen." Really looking forward to this.
Patrick83
12. SitkaSpruce
So excited for this! The concept art on display during the panel was just beautiful.

I read an interview with Bryke and they said Vancouver was the inspiration behind Republic city - and it shows in that trailer!

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