Today at San Diego Comic Con, we learned that the first film from Avatar Studios will focus on the series' original hero: Aang.
Just got some HUGE NEWS from @janetvarney at our #NickSDCC Avatar: Braving the Elements – LIVE! panel, the first feature-length movie from Avatar Studios will be focusing on Avatar Aang and his friends! 💨💦🍃🔥 pic.twitter.com/dsbK1XMCe5
— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) July 22, 2022
Unfortunately, apart from the subject of the film, we didn't learn any other specific details about this, such as when in Aang's life the movie might take place, who else might be involved, what other characters might make appearances, or when we might see it debut.
Avatar Studios was first unveiled last year, and is led by original Avatar creators and producers Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Though its first three projects (including this first film) are set to be animated, theatrical films, the studio has left the door open for other types of projects down the line as well, such as TV series. Avatar Studios has also said it is laying the groundwork for an "Avatar Airbender universe" across multiple TV series, films, and platforms.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that Lauren Montgomery would direct the studio's first film, with DiMartino and Konietzko involved alongside Eric Coleman.
Netflix also has a live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender in the works, but Konietzko and DiMartino departed citing creative differences.
There's tons of news for all your favorite shows, films, games, and more coming out of San Diego Comic-Con 2022, and we've got the full schedule to guide you through the weekend of panels, announcements, trailers, and surprises.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.