At the Legend of Korra panel at San Diego Comic-Con, more information came out about what Book 2 of Season 1 of Avatar: The Legend of Korra was announced. One big announcement was that they are bringing in two writers from Avatar to work on Season 2, so Bryan Konietzko can focus more on design and art. There was also some artwork from book 2 along with the news.
Six months after Book 1, going to show short animatic of where the characters are. In the thick of animation and design and production, still a very far way to go, but lots of great concepts:
1] Opening of Book 2 in a festival in the sourthern water tribe, gentle snow falling, lanterns, circus games, a painting of a much larger southern water tribe.
2] Southern Water Tribe has a beautiful banquet hall made of ice
3] Great landscapes, storms, ominous rock formations
4] â€œMysterious location theyâ€™re journeying to in this storm, with cool spooky lightingâ€, harkens back to the glow Aangâ€™s ice burg had
5] Naga and Korra exploring the mysterious location
6] Twisted roots coming out of ice walls
7] Southern Air Temple all spruced up
8] Vistas, base of the mountain around the temple, very gentle, â€œmisty kind of Chinese mountainsâ€
9] Ancient air bender site
10] The Spirit world is seen.
11] Explores the spirits, background, creation of the Avatar
12] The characters wear new costumes:
Korra is very similar, longer sleeves, very athletic, Mandarin a-symmetrical top, looks a little meaner
Mako getâ€™s a coat! Still has the scarf
Bolin has an AWESOME green parka
Asami takes over her fathers company, more business attire, Goggles, and updated racing leathers
Tenzin gets another cloak
Bumi will wear Pink earmuffs, Kya will also appear, Bumi definitely has the same spirit as the old king. Bit of a pot belly since we last saw him
13] Kya appears, does not wear dreadlocks, has a half moon necklace, bit of a hippy, favorite song is secret tunnel, has a special bond with Jinora
14] The Avatar parents get an update, going to see more of Korraâ€™s parents this season, Korraâ€™s dad was thought of initially to be like a line backer physically
15] Flashback to Tahnrok in his early 20â€™s. Tahnrok’s brother, Unolok will be appearing! Very posh, to bring up the relationship between the north and south tribes. He has children, who are twins.
16] Verick, Howard Hughes, little bit of a playboy guy, Captain of Industry, more humorous, great rapport with Bolin, bright purple cloak, Southern Water Tribe descent.
They then played a small Animatic for the crowd.
1] Pro-bending. Fire Ferrets against fighting a team with “Lions” in the name. Bolin giving a pep talk to two entirely new players. They go down as the fastest knockout in pro-bending history. (As a side note: they recorded the crowd at the panel to use in the pro-bending crowd.)
2] Mako is on a fancy bike, chasing water benders past a Wendyâ€™s. (Yes, a Wendy’s.) Intense chase scene, and he takes down the truck.
3] Mako has become a cop, and now Bolin is struggling to find his place in the world.
4] Asami is seen flying a plane. The company was nearly bankrupt because of her fatherâ€™s reputation.
5] Pema being heckled by her three eldest and Korra riding around on air scooters. Korra goes into the Avatar state to win the race. Tenzin overhears, and scolds her.
6] Naga barking and a weird shadow spirit appears in the distance. It attacks Korra, pins her down, screen fades out. Korra goes into the Avatar state to fight the creature.