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.


Here’s the full quote from his Tumblr:

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What if JJ Abrams Directed The Legend of Korra Movie?

By now, most of the Avatar Fandom has heard about the potential Legend of Korra Movie. Ever since the news was released, forums, comment boards and even YouTube videos have hosted discussions constantly. Since the idea of a movie is currently a popular topic within the Avatar Fandom, I thought it was a good idea to discuss the possibilities.

If you revisit the Variety article that broke this news, the author mentions that Mary Parent and J.J. Abrams could be involved in a few of the future animated movies being made. Personally, the only movie I’ve ever scene from Mary Parent was Pleasantville, which was for my English Paper last year. So I think it’s safe to say that I’m not too familiar with her work, but I am very familiar with JJ Abrams’ work. If you’re not too familiar with Abrams, let me fill you in: he was the director for movies like Star Trek (2009), Super 8 and Mission: Impossible III. He was also the director for the show Lost.

Based on this, I think it’s safe to say that JJ Abrams is a big-time director. And the fact that he could be involved in one of Paramount Pictures future animated films begs the question: what if he directs The Legend of Korra Movie?

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Paramount Pictures to Produce The Legend of Korra Movie?

Paramount Pictures is on the move again. According to Variety, the studio recently hired seven new writers to help with future animation projects. It has also been confirmed that Brad Grey, the chief of Paramount Pictures, has been in search for potential projects for the Studio.

Recent reports suggest that Grey has decided to turn to Paramount Picture’s sister division, Nickelodeon, for a supply of IP’s. Of the potential IP’s listed, the only one that struck me was “The Legend of Korra”.

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