As Hannibal fans this weekend (and billions of others before them) can attest, too long has the antiquated Nielsen ratings system given an incomplete picture of a show’s viewership, swaying networks to and fro of cancellation. We may finally have some progress however, as Nielsen will begin taking into account streaming data from the likes of Hulu, Netflix and beyond.
Comic-Con 2015 taught us that we needn’t say goodbye to The Legend of Korra (or the Avatar-verse) forever, following announcements of a sequel graphic novel, but fans of Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino’s animated epic have even more reason to celebrate. Not only will Korra get a full Blu-ray and DVD release, but so too have we the first key art.
The Legend of Korra’s legacy lives on, whether by official Korrasami art or the Book 4 Blu-Ray release, and we hope New York Comic-Con this past October won’t be the last time we get together to celebrate the action-fantasy marvel. In case you missed out, check out a Blu-Ray featurette shown at NYCC of the cast behind the scenes getting ready to record!
The Legend of Korra made history by the end of its official series finale, implicitly confirming a bisexual relationship between two of its lead characters, a surprise move that creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino expanded on at length afterward. Now, all the Korrasami feels can be yours, with official artwork of an Avatar date night.
The first 'SpongeBob Movie' trailer has risen from the depths of Bikini Bottom, following an initial release at Comic-Con 2014, and our Squarepants-wearing hero and his buddies have taken a note from the 'Avengers' movies and have become full live-action superheroes. Is this the "gritty" and "dark" version of 'SpongeBob Squarepants'? No, not really.
‘The Legend of Korra’ took a tremendous swing in the closing minutes of last week’s series finale “The Last Stand,” apparently confirming a long-shipped relationship between two of its leading characters. Debate raged every bit as much as fan elation, but now creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino have stepped up to confirm the fan-favorite relationship in a touching blog post.
‘The Legend of Korra’ began as a “What if?”: What would the ancient-skewing world previously depicted in ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ look like 70 years in the future, with a female protagonist, with the traditional Hero’s Journey thrown out the window? The original plan was for a mini-series — a graphic noir tale that dipped its toe into recognizable class wars. But what Korra could do, become, say, wound up overflowing into three more seasons. The potential creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko saw in their new incarnation crescendos into the show’s very last beats.
When Kuvira’s towering war machine lumbers into silhouetted view for the first time, ‘Legend of Korra’ strikes tangible fear. There’s tremendous payoff to the apocalyptic moment; With Varrick’s technology and the Korra Kaiju previously established Korra Kaiju, there was room for the show to go full Gundam from the beginning of Book 4. Instead, moral questioning transformed the show’s final season into a thinly veiled World War II allegory, complete with an unstoppable force.
“Operation Beifong” made for a thrilling end note to last season's “Old Wounds,” which saw Lin and Su put aside their differences (after a big metalbending smackdown) and become allies, sisters, once again. Book 4's follow-up brings the entire clan together.
“Beyond the Wild” opens with a scene that would make John Carpenter giggle. Reacting to Kuvira's harvesting of the Banyan-grove tree, the vines in Republic City's Spirit Wilds are out of control. Leading a tour through the entanglement, Jon Heder's Ryu is the first to stumble upon the aggressive growth. Vines attack with velocity, wrapping around the tour group and leaving only Ryu's broken camera as evidence of the attack. It's 'Legend of Korra's' horror movie moment.