Is Netflix Planning a Live-Action Reboot of ‘The Legend of Korra?’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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A live-action reboot of Avatar: The Last Airbender is coming to Netflix. While the unique creators — Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino — have since stepped down from the manufacturing, Netflix plans to hold on and launch the sequence someday in 2021. Given manufacturing delays as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, a precise launch date stays unconfirmed. Since Netflix has gained the rights to supply the unique sequence, questions surrounding the follow-up saga, The Legend of Korra, proceed to floor. 

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John Michael Higgins, Janet Varney, David Faustino attend ‘The Legend of Korra’ signing | Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

Will Netflix create a live-action model of The Legend of Korra? Will the headstrong and resilient Avatar — incessantly stirring battle and inclined towards fist-first resolutions — obtain her live-action redo? 

Certain rumors recommend {that a} live-action ‘The Legend of Korra’ could also be within the works 

Just a few months again, We Got This Covered launched a narrative, asserting that Netflix is planning a live-action Korra sequence. According to the identical sources who reported the Percy Jackson streaming sequence and the Justice League Dark Show coming to HBO Max, a live-action The Legend of Korra is on the way in which. 

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WGTC claimed that Avatar: The Last Airbender will function a “litmus test” — just about a tool to see whether or not more cash and sources needs to be invested into the franchise. If Avatar: The Last Airbender performs nicely, there could also be revenue in increasing the world and additional gratifying the fandom. 

There’s just one catch: the studies got here earlier than the unique creators backed down from The Last Airbender. Meaning, Netflix might not obtain a blessing to proceed on with Korra, even when The Last Airbender performs nicely for the streaming platform. 

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Why Netflix mustn’t launch a live-action ‘The Legend of Korra’ 

Avatar: The Last Airbender was a cultural phenomenon — an animated children present that portrayed grey morality, explored the depths of spirituality, and contemplated pacifism within the face of adversity. Not to say, the present featured lead characters who represented varied minorities and demographics. 

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Ever for the reason that unique creators backed out, considerations surrounding the forged and the thematic undertones of the live-action reboot have taken the web by storm. There’s even a Change.org petition gaining steam — positing that the present will “whitewash” the forged and age-up its adolescent characters for romantic functions. 

If the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender does away with the creators’ imaginative and prescient, Netflix ought to chorus from rebooting The Legend of Korra, because the backlash might outweigh the profit. While all stays to be seen, shedding the unique creators (probably attributable to inventive variations) doesn’t bode nicely. 

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