Yesterday afternoon, Bryan Konietzko used Tumblr to not only give Korra fans an update on Book 3, but an update on Book 4 as well. Konietzko started his post by ensuring readers that Book 3 is coming “SOON!” He then went on to say that the crew had the final Korra animatic meeting for the Book 4 finale – which is also the series finale of The Legend of Korra. In order to control the speculation that will surely erupt from this news, Bryan ended his post by explaining that the animatic meeting is still a part of pre-production and that there’s still a ton of work to do on Book 4.
In regards to the news of Book 3 coming soon, this should come as no surprise for Korra fans. The frequency at which Bryan has been posting Book 3 images is far greater than ever before. Add in the fact that we received a leaked clip of Book 3 several weeks ago and that should tell you that Book 3 is only months away. Last night on Twitter, I was fairly vocal about my belief that Book 3 will premiere sometime this April (next month). If for some reason I’m wrong, I fully expect it to air the following month – May.
Even though April is the closer month, I’d prefer Book 3 to premiere in May. I can’t give an exact reason for that preference, except for the fact that there’s something special about the Summer season.
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I didn’t think I’d be producing an editorial examining the best of The Legend of Korra until the series had concluded, but the more I thought about it, writing such an article now isn’t a bad idea. We’re halfway through the series as of Book 2′s finish, so it’s easier to judge what we’ve seen so far, now that there’s been more than one season to analyze. Plus, following the current Book 2-Book 3 hiatus, we’ll be entering the final stretch of the series, and so it seems appropriate to celebrate the show’s greatest success thus far. So without further ado, here are my picks for The Legend of Korra’s top 10 episodes and top 10 characters:
10. Ep211 – Night of a Thousand Stars
“Night of a Thousand Stars” is an all-in-one package of an episode. It has the laughs with Nuktuk, the drama with Bolin, and some excellent action sequences thanks to Tonraq’s rebel invasion and Bolin’s rescuing of the president.
9. Ep212 – Harmonic Convergence
There’s nothing wrong with devoting an episode to back-to-back action sequences once in a while and, similar to Book 1′s “Turning the Tides” (but better), “Harmonic Convergence does just that. More importantly, these action set-pieces are extremely impressive, with an aerial combat sequence being the standout. There’s also plenty to love for Bumi fans such as myself.
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Earlier in the week, Korra fans were notified that Book 3 would contain “many villains.” From what I’ve seen so far, the fandom seem to be divided in deciding whether or not “many villains” is a good thing. It could go either way – in all honesty – and its contingent on how the writers approach this scenario. Will they focus their efforts on character development (like they should), or will they throw a bunch of flatly-developed characters on screen with the hope that no one will notice? One can only hope that the writers go with the initial, but until Book 3 premieres, we as fans can only speculate.
If you want my honest opinion, I think this could spell disaster for Book 3. I hope I’m wrong, but the writers haven’t exactly highlighted their ability to write well-developed characters. Why should that change now that there are even more characters to work with? Again – I hope I’m wrong, but I’ve seen very little to convince me otherwise.
If you hate me for saying that, sorry – maybe you’ll like Cast Bender’s opinion better? Join Tyrell Lisson and Teagan Chevrier (A.J. was too sick to join in this week) as the duo discuss whether or not “many villains” will be a good thing for Book 3. Don’t forget to leave your feedback for the show.
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