As we continue to dissect and learn new things about the Book 2 clip we received over a week ago, Mike and Bryan are looking ahead to more important things – Comic-Con. In Bryan Konietzko’s latest Tumblr post, he confirms that the the crew is currently getting ready for Comic-Con and that they already have a lot planned for the convention. So much so that The
Legend of Korra panel will be spread across multiple days. In past years, Mike and Bryan have relayed all planned Avatar-related news in one day. This year, there will be several events over the course of multiple days that will be held to reveal Avatar-related news.
We already know that Book 2 will be a main talking point, but the fact that this panel covers more than one day brings up an interesting possibility – Will Book 3 be talked about as well?
Avatar fans have never been in a situation where they learn about a specific Book during Comic-Con, and then learn more about it during Comic-Con the following year. In a normal circumstance, we’d be expecting Mike and Bryan to reveal Book 3 of The Legend of Korra this year. Instead we’re expecting a trailer and release date for Book 2. But the fact that The Legend of Korra Panel will cover more than one day sort of throws a wrench in our expectations.
Would it really make sense to cut a Book 2 panel into more than one segment?
It is possible, but a more likely scenario in my mind is that one segment will be used to cover Book 2 while another segment will be used to cover Book 3. Just because Book 2 is taking a bit longer to complete doesn’t mean everything needs to be shifted back an entire year. Mike and Bryan could still stick to the schedule by discussing both Book 2 and Book 3 at this year’s Comic-Con. Besides, I’m sure there’s quite a bit of Book 3 material to show since the voice work has been done for months now. The storyboard art we received from Bryan sometime ago confirms that.
If Mike and Bryan do decided to reveal Book 3, they’d have to do it in a way that doesn’t spoil Book 2 at all – that part could get tricky.
But in the end, it’s the trailer and release date for Book 2 that matters. The thought of Book 3 is nice, but when we don’t even have Book 2 yet, it’s a bit irrelevant.
What are your thoughts on this? Will Comic-Con end up covering Book 2 and Book 3?
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