Alyson Stoner, most famous for her past roles on Disney Channel, recently confirmed that she’ll be playing the voice of a character named Opal in Book 2 of The Legend of Korra.
This confirmation comes from her official website in which she announced all the roles that she will be taking part in during the 2013 year. The third line of her list reads “Voicing “Opal” in Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra”.
Now this line can be interpreted in one of two ways: either Alyson will begin voicing Opal’s character in 2013 for Book 3, or she has already voiced Opal’s character for Book 2 and we’ll get to see it when it airs sometime this year. It’s a bit unclear, so I expect to see different interpretations from fans around the web. Obviously I’m interpreting this quote as the latter of the two ways, but I think I may have some evidence that proves my interpretation to be correct.
Further down Alyson’s list, she notes that she’ll be playing a “familiar” character in a “popular” video game. She explained that she couldn’t release any details, but her IMBD page confirms that she’s been voicing Batgirl’s character for the game titled Young Justice: Legacy. This looks to be the game that Alyson was referring to on her website, but the interesting thing is that the game releases this February. That means she started voice acting for the character back in 2012 despite the fact that her list talks about her projects in 2013.
Maybe we have a similar scenario for The Legend of Korra? Maybe she really did voice Opal’s character back in 2012 and now we’ll get to see it this year in 2013? That’s where my money is, anyways.
There are no specific details citing what type of character Opal is, but since Alyson Stoner is voicing her, I think it’s fair to assume that Opal is some sort of teenaged character. Personally, I think Opal may be Korra’s female cousin (the twin) who has remained unnamed up to this point.
If that’s the case, maybe Opal will be the love interest of Bolin that we’ve heard so much about?
It’s all speculation up to this point, but what do all of you think?