Happy San Diego Comic-Con, freaks and geeks! If anyone reading this is there right now, know that I’m very jealous and that I hate you. As I write this, it is Day 3 of the con and it looks like things are in full swing, and people are having a blast.
Anyway, something lovely came across my feeds yesterday, the official trailer for The Legend of Korra Book Two: Spirits.
There are no words, just a lot of interest-piquing badassery over lovely music, like the classic montage of an old Chinese film. It’s very well done, and the instrumental adds a certain gravity to the very cool happenings on screen.
Now, we already know that Book Two is going to deal more with the Spirit World, Korra having already defeated the opponent who seems best equipped to defeat her. The trailer shows some action which is explicitly Spirit World, and then others which I can only presume are also happening there (like at 1:20 when Korra seems to be struggling in a rushing waterfall, without the aid of her bending). We get a couple of cool shots of past avatars, including Aang, Roku, and Kyoshi, and some exciting shots of Mako. And one scene of Bolin running next to him.
You also may have noticed some cuts where the animation style seems to reference a more old-school (and I mean old-old school) Asian art, woodblock prints and all. The young man in those scenes is the first Avatar, as discussed at the Comic-Con panel yesterday. They talked about episode direction, the recently released Book One soundtrack, showed off some cool fan-art, and among other reasons that I hate people who had the chance to attend, showed the whole first episode.I’m not going to address how jealous and hateful that makes me feel other than to say that I would likely sell my closest friend to be in San Diego yesterday to watch that.
Returning to the subject of the first Avatar, it seems that he will be voiced by Steven Yeun, who you may know as Glenn from The Walking Dead. That early agent of worldly balance was named Wan, and is a great example of the show’s creative team reaching way back into the history of their world, something that they are very good at.
Well, that’s all I have for you today. Wander around the site this week for more good stuff, as it turns out we’re pretty Comic-Con-crazy over here at LGG&F.
Fanart via orenoturn