I’ll admit it, I was extremely excited when I found out that the possibility for a Legend of Korra movie had risen. In fact, I was so excited that I started to ponder the idea of J.J. Abrams directing it.
Unfortunately, Bryan Konietzko, the co-creator of the series, used his Tumblr a few days ago to bring us down to earth. He basically said that the idea of a Legend of Korra movie was just a rumor and that nothing is currently planned.
Here’s the full quote from his Tumblr:
Mike and I do have a good relationship with the execs at Paramount, and we would love to write/direct an animated Korra feature film sometime, but let me just repeat that there is nothing in development on that, with or without us, at this time.
Thankfully, Bryan didn’t completely dismiss the “rumor” in his blog post. He wrote that there really wouldn’t be any way for them to do a film right now since they still have 40 episodes of The Legend of Korra to do, but the film still remains a possibility for the future.
Even if there were, I don’t know when or how we’d do it! There’s still the business of these remaining 40 episodes of the TV show we are making. But hopefully one day, not too far in the future, Mike and I will be able to announce otherwise.
The way I read it, Mike and Bryan are currently too busy to make a film, but when they finish The Legend of Korra (maybe in 2015?) they’ll likely have the time and maybe even the opportunity to bring Avatar back to the big screen.
Now I don’t mean to completely disregard Bryan’s Tumblr post, but of you ask me, nothing has really changed. A Legend of Korra movie still remains a possibility, the only change is that we shouldn’t expect it to hit theaters for another 3-5 years.