Avatar Studios reveals their first Avatar: The Last Airbender movie will bring back Aang and his friends. Avatar Aang was, of course, the lead character in the original series created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino that aired on Nickelodeon from 2005-2008. When Avatar: The Last Airbender was added to Netflix in 2020, it had a massive resurgence in popularity, which was a good sign for the streamer’s live-action adaptation. Though Konietzko and DiMartino were initially involved, they eventually left the project and joined Avatar Studios, the production company created by Nickelodeon to expand the world of The Last Airbender.
When Avatar Studios launched in February 2021, DiMartino and Konietzko were set as co-chief creative officers and three new animated movies were announced. Little was revealed about the movies at the time, except that the first would be directed by Lauren Montgomery (Voltron: Legendary Defender). Since then, Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action show has found its cast and filmed its first season, but there’s been little news about the Avatar Studios movies. In fact, details about the Avatar: The Last Airbender movies have remained under wraps – until now.
During the Avatar: Braving the Elements podcast’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con, co-host and Korra voice actress Janet Varney announced the first details about what to expect from the first Avatar: The Last Airbender movie. In a video, Varney revealed the movie will focus on “Avatar Aang and his friends.” No other information about the movie was given in the announcement, which can be viewed below.
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While the amount of information revealed about the upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender movie is rather minimal, it does confirm the return of the franchise’s original protagonist. In terms of which of his friends could be back, it’s likely the movie will include Katara and Sokka, who are his oldest allies, as well as Toph, who joined the show in season 2. Depending on the timeline and storyline, it’s also possible Fire Lord Zuko will return, as well as the Kyoshi warrior Suki – and perhaps Ty Lee and Mai. Given the series’ main villains Ozai and Azula were left alive at the end of “Sozin’s Comet,” they could also appear. However, it’s just as possible the first Avatar: The Last Airbender movie will focus only on the core group of Aang, Katara, Sokka and Toph. Or it could even give Aang a mostly solo storyline, since he had many of those within the show’s original three season run.
Beyond the confirmation of Aang’s return and the tease about his friends appearing, though, nothing else was revealed about the Avatar: The Last Airbender movie. It’s unclear when the film could release, since it’s not yet dated, and without any information about where the filmmakers are in production, it remains to be seen when more could be revealed. Depending on how far along the team is in developing this Avatar: The Last Airbender movie, more details could be announced before the end of the year, or it may be longer before any other information surfaces. For now, all that’s known is Aang and Team Avatar will return and be the focus of the first Avatar: The Last Airbender movie from Avatar Studios.