Editor’s Note: I just learned that this leak is not exactly new, it’s been out for a bit but it hasn’t spread across the internet very well. So if you haven’t seen it, you have now. If you have seen it, I apologize.
Update: Nico, a commentor on this blog, provided a link proving that this image is indeed fake. You can view the link in the comment section below. Thank you, Nico for providing us with this information.
After browsing through some forums and comment boards, I came across storyboard art that depicted a man with a scar accompanied by his wife and daughter. If you’re an Avatar Fan to any degree, you’d know that the characters in this picture are Zuko, Mai and their daughter who is currently the Fire Lord of the Avatar World.
We’ve known for quite some time now that Zuko is indeed alive during the course of The Legend of Korra, but we never knew if we’d ever see him. Based on this picture, it looks like we can confirm that we’ll at least see him in flashback form.
Another thing to note is that Dante Basco said in an interview that he had a role in the “third or fourth” episode of Book 2. Maybe he is voice acting Zuko in a flashback rather than General Iroh II? After all, it’s not like Zuko was ever a kid in The Last Airbender. His voice could have stayed the same.
That would be amazing to see.
This storyboard sketch also dismisses the rumors that Zuko and Mai may have broken up after The Last Airbender concluded. Even though this picture is just a sketch, we can clearly tell that the woman to the right of Zuko is Mai (Her hair is very distinct).
Book 2 just keeps getting better and better. Hopefully it does come out within out predicted time frame.
If you’re a Zuko fan, maybe you’ll enjoy this novel Zuko’s back story.