Legend of Korra Movie Currently Not in the Works

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.

Ouch.

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.

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  • Ult11

    I'm kind of in between on whether I want a Legend of Korra movie. I mean, I would much rather them create, say, an additional season (or book) rather than a movie. It depends how much of it is a trade off. If they had already starting doing a movie, it could have meant we only would see 2 additional books in the series, rather than 3 more, etc.

    Perhaps the Last Airbender movie just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Hopefully if they do a LOK one, it will be animated (not real people) and the writers will be more directly involved :).

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      Well then I have good news for you: If a Lok movie was made, it would be animated and written by Mike and Bryan.

      At less that's what Variety confirmed.

      • Ult11

        That's good to know. But I wonder, why did Mike/Bryan even allow for the Airbender movie to be done with real people and with different writers?

        • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

          They probably thought it would be cool to see their show on the big screen. Little did they know that M Night would turn it into a complete disaster.

  • http://daoruism.wordpress.com Daorui

    I hope they make a new book as a movie to complete Korra's saga.

  • tim

    why don't they just make the promise or the search(when it all out) in to a movie (animated please). The script right there in the comic, maybe add more line or something. Make the promise. I would go to see that. LOK still has 3 season, so that not going to happen anytime soon.

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      Agreed. That would be a much better idea for a movie. Would be awesome to see the old Team Avatar again. But Aang would probably sound slightly different since his voice actor is much older now.

  • tim

    i don't really care, i want to see sokka eat meat…or aang and zuko fight. yeah that be so sweet. In my view they totally disrespect the old fans, i mean we want atla and we are willing to watch or buy it, so why not make it. I had to watch through 12 eps of highschool just to see bits of the old gang. korra is okay, but it has 3 season to make me like it. But atla took me 1 eps to love it. so make atla animated movie now!