Legend Of Korra Book 3 Gets A Title, Creators Discuss The “Big” Book 2 Finale

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The second season (or Book 2) of Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra is wrapping up tonight on the network but the creators are already talking about future plans. 

Many fans have already watched the finale episode on Nick’s website, others will be watching for the first time tonight. The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog spoke with Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who told them Book 3’s subtitle will be “Change.” They also asked about the decision to air the finale early. Konietzko replied:

The first thing is, don’t assume that we decided that. We don’t get to decide those types of things. It’s all up to the network. We have no control over how they roll anything out. But it all worked out really well. Since the first announcement of “Korra” a few years ago, our fan presence online has just been huge and it’s really active online. And as TV distribution evolves, even between Book 1 and Book 2, it’s evolved even more, our audience is increasingly online. The network is obviously aware of this and they recognize all this so they just decided to reward the fans for all of their online activity and make it available early. It caught us by surprise too, but we knew the fans would be excited by it.

There was also a big of spoiler talk about said finale, if you haven’t already watched. “Since this whole season was about Korra becoming more and more tapped into her spiritual side, we thought the ultimate manifestation of that was a giant sprit version of herself,” DiMartino told them. “We thought about ‘The Guru’ episode of ‘A:TLA’ and the giant cosmic version of Aang that he saw in his vision. We talked about what would happen if an Avatar actually connected with that cosmic version of his or herself, and ‘Cosmic Korra’ was born. Since Unalaq and Korra had a personal, one-on-one battle in ‘Darkness Falls’ we wanted to raise the stakes and the scale for the final showdown.”

End spoiler talk.

DiMartino called Book 3 a “new era” but didn’t have much else to offer. “We don’t have an airdate yet,” he said. “We’re already working on the first few episodes of post-production for Book 3. So that’s all going very well.”

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