'The Legend of Korra' said goodbye to fans at New York Comic-Con 2014 with a final panel and screening of Book 4's second installment "Korra Alone," filling in the gaps of Korra's heartbreaking three-year struggle after Book 3 finale "Venom of the Red Lotus." We had a chance to speak to series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino just before the panel to discuss everything from bringing Korra's journey full circle, to lingering Book 3 questions, and the franchise future.
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There are enemies and there are hurdles. The former haven't proved too difficult for Korra, who mustered up the power, grace, control, and ingenuity to defeat even a towering, spirit-man Kaiju. It's looking inward to find those heroic attributes that proves difficult — for Korra or anyone with a brain in their head. With “Korra Alone,” Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino pit their heroine against her greatest adversary: herself. Not someone you want to immediately torch with firebending.
‘The Legend of Korra’ will continue its final season tomorrow on Nick.com, streaming Book 4: “Balance”’s second episode, “Korra Alone,” but who wants to wait that long? We’re on hand tonight at the New York Comic-Con 2014 panel to bring you all the scoops, including details on tomorrow’s episode, concept art, future plans and more! So, what secrets lay in store at ‘The Legend of Korra’’s final Comic-Con panel?
One reason I'll survive the conclusion of 'Legend of Korra' — and there were doubts as the final season set in this past week — is the show's immortal design work. Like other genre property pillars, the world of Avatar has a visual panache lending itself to reinterpretation. As artists, creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino are open to their creation's flexibility; Between fan art and commissioned works, there are hundreds of 'Korras' out there. And now, courtesy of Nickelodeon, we have one of the most stunning variations yet.
As 'Legend of Korra' unexpectedly returns just a month after the Book 3: Change finale, the show joins the ranks of 'Battlestar Galactica,' 'Alias,' and 'One Tree Hill' in taking a giant leap forward in time, with Korra's showdown against Zaheer a distant memory for Team Avatar. At first, everything looks peachy: Republic City thrives with new tourist attractions — anyone immediately book their next vacation to the Spirit Wilds? — the Earth Kingdom is on the brink of resurgence, and everyone has new jobs, new threads, and a little more age on their faces (the growth spurt on Mako and Asami was even a bit shocking, as if they were my children growing up before my eyes...). Life is grand. Everything's going smoothly. For about two seconds.
Last week saw 'The Legend of Korra' Book 4 "Balance"s first trailer giving fans quite a shock in revealing a three-year time jump for the final season, but we won't have to wait nearly as long for a peek at Fridays' premiere. See how the 'Avatar' landscape has changed in the intervening years with our first clip from 'The Legend of Korra' Book 4, as well as a few character sporting all-grown-up looks!
'The Legend of Korra' fans were a bit taken aback to find that Book 4: "Balance" would premiere on October 3, so soon after the Book 3 finale, but the characters themselves are in for a much longer wait. Not only does the first official trailer for 'The Legend of Korra' season 4 confirm "Balance" as the final season (for anyone unsure), it also teases a major time jump for the upcoming story!
Last week we were shocked to learn that 'The Legend of Korra' would debut its fourth book "Balance" on October 3, just over a month after the season 3 finale, and the first to air entirely on Nickelodeon streaming. Mixed reception though the announcement brought, the 'Korra' creators have even better tidings to offer with their upcoming New York Comic-Con 2014 panel, and a brand-new image of Korra's new look in season 4!
Fans of Nickelodeon's 'The Legend of Korra' are still reeling from Book 3's incredible finale "Venom of the Red Lotus," having premiered only weeks ago, and the hits just keep on coming. Where previous years have seen only one season airing at a time, we've learned that Book 4: "Balance" will premiere on Nickelodeon's website as early as October 2014!
The best way to stop an anarchist is to allow his or her plan to backfire. If the hero can't shut him or her down with brute force, if the villain's motivating world views veer a little too close to sound logic, then it's all about going along with the plan until it blows up in someone's face. Emotion overtook Zaheer's methodical planning; Sure, he jetted off like Neo in the Matrix in the final moments of “Enter the Void,' but when his one true love P'li kicked the bucket in an epic duel with Lin and Su, the Red Lotus leader lost his cool. It was only a matter of time. Zaheer didn't believe in the power of collective empowerment, where individuals choose to become one of many. What a thrill it was to see powers combine to tornado him in the butt.