First off, I’d like to apologize for not posting for a little while. After covering The Legend of Korra constantly for so many months, I needed a short break to rejuvenate myself and come up with good, speculative content to post during this ‘off-season’.
About a week ago, Michael Dante DiMartino (co-creator of The Legend of Korra) held and interview in which he let a few more Book 2 details slip. DiMartino was asked about Book 1’s season finale, and whether or not it really tied up all loose ends. This was a very valid question mostly because, since the finale, many fans have been trying to prove that Amon is very much alive.
DiMartino’s response was rather interesting:
We designed it [Book 1] to have a really clear end to it — that it could go on, but if this was it — if this was all we got to do with Korra, you would have a satisfying end to the story. But we got more episodes, which is great, but we built it so that Korra has — she’s got aways to go, you know?
DiMartino is basically saying that if the Nickelodeon canceled The Legend of Korra after Book 1, fans would be satisfied with the ending because it was supposedly meant to be a clear resolution. However, the fact of the matter is that Book 1 “could go on” if they got more episodes. Obviously, with Book 2 of The Legend of Korra scheduled to release some time next year, it’s clear that Mike and Bryan did get more episodes.
So does this mean Mike and Bryan will ensure that Book 1’s plot line does “go on” during the course of Book 2? Surly Book 2 will have its own plot line regarding Spirits, but will it also wrap up some of Book 1’s loose ends? Mike DiMartino already admitted that Book 1 has loose ends when he said that the Book could have gone on.
Is Amon really dead? Did the Equalist Regmine abruptly end upon the supposed death of their leader? Was their any kind of resistance formed? Did benders and non-bender begin to live in harmony?
These are a few of the questions that we still don’t know the answer to, and they’re all aspects of Book 1 that need some clearing-up. Obviously, if Book 1 was all there would be of The Legend of Korra, the answers would be: Yes, Yes, No, and Yes, respectively. But there still will be a Book 2, 3 and 4. Thus there are a lot of loose ends that need to be tied up. Based on how I’ve read this interview, I think Mike and Bryan will start tying them up as they continue some aspects of Book 1 into Book 2 of The Legend of Korra.