It has been recently discovered that the creative duo behind both the incredibly popular Nickelodeon television series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have parted ways, creatively. The separation was confirmed at an art show, recently at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California.
After 10 years, Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko (whom fans have lovingly nicknamed, “Bryke.”) have decided to part ways, for now. Michael Mammano of Den of Geek was able to get a moment with Konietzko during the Avatar/Korra artshow earlier this month. And it seems as though the two have decided to focus on their own individual works. Konietzko goes on to say,
“We had our time to make Korra, and then we’re all tired and burnt out. We need to move on and take that next step. I would not be surprised if a number of people from Korra had their own shows within the next ten years.”
However, the pair have stated that they are both open to reuniting in the future but are currently taking time to focus on their own projects. Although, Avatar fans may find it bittersweet that should they reunite in the future, DiMartino and Konietzko have agreed that unlike Korra, their next project together would not take place in the Avatar universe.
This does not necessarily mean the end of the Avatar universe, altogether. Avatar: The Last Airbender has been continuing as a comic book series; detailing the events that have transpired since the last episode of Avatar. The comics have proved to be successful so it is safe to say that The Legend of Korra will most likely getting the same comic book treatment.
Additionally, although co-creators Konietzko and DiMartino have gone their separate ways, creatively, stylistic fans of the duo may still have something to look forward to. As mentioned earlier, several members from The Legend of Korra team have been collaborating on a project of their own. Despite upcoming project having no connection to the Avatar universe, the team has jokingly dubbed it “Korra 2.0.” No word yet on when the mysterious project will be released but we will be sure to keep you updated as this story develops.
Source: Den of Geek