It turns out that one of my baseless speculations turned out to be true – Nickelodeon has used Tumblr to confirm that the entire first episode from Book 2 (titled Rebel Spirit) will be streamed at Comic-Con this Friday. I’m fairly certain they won’t allow any one to record it, but there’ll be no way of controlling the situation when so many Legend of Korra Fans are involved. Needless to say, someone will end up leaking the entire first episode once the convention is over, and Viacom will have to spend most of their time containing that leak.
The convention is only an hour long, so once the first episode is shown there’ll only be about 30-40 minutes left for Mike and Bryan to talk about Book 2. In that span of time, we should expect new art work, some more information, and even that trailer Bryan hinted at earlier.
Surly we’ll receive a release date too, right?
The fact that an entire episode is being shown at Comic-Con strongly suggests that a release date will be announced too. There’s nothing factual behind that, but showing an entire episode eclipses revealing a release date any day. And if Nickelodeon is allowing Mike and Bryan to show an entire episode, it wouldn’t make sense for them to hold back the release date unless it doesn’t exist yet.
But because they’ve already started marketing, it would be highly unlikely that they don’t have a release date set yet. At least, that’s how I see it.
By the way, Bryan shared this art work when he revealed the big news:
How amped are all of you for Comic-Con now?