Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wynn recently appeared on the Podcast titled Republic City Dispatch to discuss their work on Book 2’s sound and music. Just like any Book 2-specific interview, the host of the Podcast eventually asked the two composers about Book 3. More specifically, they asked Jeremy Zuckerman about the level of emotion in Book 3. As expected, Zuckerman was hesitant to give away too many details, but he did say that the level of emotion is “more in common with Avatar: The Last Airbender.”
The conversation started with Benjamin Wynn discussing the new season’s emotion, “This season in a way like the first one is a bit more, emotional. It concentrates more on human emotion, I think. Would you agree with that, Jeremy?” Jeremy jumped in after to give away a few more details, “Um, yeah, it’s hard to talk about because we don’t want to give anything away, but I think it has a bit more in common with Avatar: The Last Airbender. I can’t say why. There’s a specific reason…”
Human emotions? Comparable to Avatar: The Last Airbender? I think we’re in for something special – mostly because the emotion in Avatar: The Last Airbender was one aspect of the show that made it so captivating. Replicating that emotion in The Legend of Korra will allow its viewers to connect with the series on a new level.
I think one of the biggest difference between Book 1 and Book 2 was that Book 1 was much more captivating; it had much more emotion. The fact that Wynn compared the level of emotion in Book 3 to Book 1 was a victory in itself. Hearing Zuckerman disagree and compare Book 3 to Avatar: The Last Airbender in terms of emotion made the deal even sweeter.
The fact that Book 3 deals with more human emotion correlates perfectly with the information we’ve been given about Book 3 so far. As I’ve mentioned multiple times, not every character is going to be happy with Spirits inhabiting the Physical World. The effects of this unhappiness may vary by quite the margin.
Perhaps humans will simply attempt to ignore the Spirits in hopes that they will eventually return to their own world? Or perhaps humans will wage war on the Spirits just like they did 10,000 years ago? Either way, human emotion will be a huge part of the scenario because unhappiness will always be present.
I believe Book 3 will partly focus on conflict resolution between the humans and Spirits which will ultimately invoke the human emotion Benjamin was referring too.
Another interesting point made was that there’s a specific reason why Book 3 is comparable to Avatar: The Last Airbender in terms of emotion. Jeremy was adamant not let any details slip, but I wonder what that specific reason could be?
I’ll stop there and let all of you debate about that because I’m more interested in reading what all of you have to say – but the Track Team really did us a solid today. Comparing anything to Avatar: The Last Airbender always brings about high hopes, and I can tell you right now, I have high hopes for Book 3.