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How to watch Avatar: The Last Airbender behind-the-scenes Twitch stream

Published: 15/Aug/2020 18:46 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:18

by Brent Koepp

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On August 14, Nickelodeon hosted a special Avatar: The Last Airbender stream on Twitch. The behind-the-scenes event gave fans a glimpse of how the popular animation was created. Here’s how you can tune into the broadcast if you missed it.

Over 15 years ago, Avatar: The Last Airbender made its debut on television. The groundbreaking animation has seen a major revival in 2020 after Netflix added it to their service.

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To celebrate its massive explosion in popularity, Nickelodeon hosted a special Twitch event on August 14. Here is everything you need to know about how to catch the livestream even though it’s over.

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The popular Nickelodeon animation got a behind the scenes stream on Twitch.

How to watch Avatar: The Last Airbender Twitch stream

On August 13, Nickelodeon revealed that was hosting a special livestream event on their Twitch channel on August 14 to give fans a look at what went into making the pivotal show.

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“We’re bringing you behind-the-scenes of the creation of Avatar: The Last Airbender on our Twitch channel tomorrow,” their tweet read. The post also included sketch drawings of characters and storyboards.

Though the event is over, those who missed the show can still watch it as Nickelodeon saved the VOD to their Twitch channel. We have embedded it below for your convenience.

The Last Airbender celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020. Its story continued in 2012 with the sequel spin-off The Legend of Korra, which followed the next Avatar.

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In 2010, Nickelodeon released a documentary titled Avatar: Spirits which gave an in-depth look at production leading up to the series’ final episode.

Despite the animation’s recent success, fans became upset with Netflix after series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko left the live-action adaptation project. The duo released a statement saying the streaming service wanted to make a “darker” version of the show, and it wasn’t in line with what they envisioned.

World of Warcraft

Henry Cavill as Arthas in Warcraft 2 makes perfect sense: here’s why

Published: 7/Oct/2020 4:11 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 5:03

by Isaac McIntyre

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Okay World of Warcraft fans, it’s time to go all-in… Henry Cavill would make a perfect Arthas in Blizzard’s newly rumored Warcraft 2 revival, especially after proving he’s got the fantasy chops as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher.

The original Warcraft movie came out back in 2016, and landed with mixed reviews. World of Warcraft fans loved it, of course; seeing characters like Anduin, Medivh, Gul’dan, and Durotan brought to life on the big screen was a dream come true.

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Critics and general audiences were less convinced. Duncan Jones’ high-fantasy romp in the world of Azeroth was dubbed a failure. A sequel was stamped ‘highly unlikely’ after the box office flop. 

Except, just four years later, the Warcraft rumor mill has thundered back to life. Legendary Entertainment has already green-lit a sequel, according to insider Daniel Ritchman, with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson involved.

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Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the United States, but made $391.7m overseas.
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Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the States, but made $391.7m overseas.

And so, with Warcraft 2 reportedly in development, that leaves us with the biggest question for the sequel; what will the story be? Will the franchise take it step by step, and tell the story of “Tides of Darkness,” or head for a better-selling sequel?

In our opinion, Blizzard’s best bet for the sequel is to skip straight to “Reign of Chaos” and it’s genre-defining expansion “The Frozen Throne.” The third game’s storyline has plenty of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ elements.

Enter fantasy’s man of the hour, Henry Cavill.

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Arthas Menethil is key to Warcraft 3, and Cavill is a perfect pick to play him. The prince’s path to the throne is littered with huge battles, dastardly schemes, and of course, the biggest twist Blizzard’s Warcraft franchise has ever offered up.

Reason number one: I mean, look at Henry Cavill. That speaks for itself.

Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Arthas Menethil.
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Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Warcraft’s Arthas Menethil.

There are other reasons too though. One is that Cavill is a big World of Warcraft fan himself, meaning he’d likely be eager to sign on. I mean come on, the guy missed the news he had been cast as Superman because he was deep in a WoW raid.

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Former Blizzard figurehead Chris Metzen and Rise of the Lich King writer Christie Golden have both given Cavill’s fan-casting their tick of approval too; the Warcraft duo are well and truly “on the [Cavill as] Arthas train.”

Finally, Warcraft 2 will need ticket-selling star power. The first 2016 flick did have plenty of big names ⁠— Vikings lead Travis Fimmell was among them, as was Marvel’s Dominic Cooper ⁠— but none command the same household stardom as Henry Cavill.

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Cavill, 37, is a little old for Arthas in “Reign of Chaos” and “The Frozen Throne,” but if Legendary and Blizzard plan out a trilogy leading into “Wrath of the Lich King” ⁠— which they absolutely should ⁠— the British star will fit perfectly for Menethil’s final Warcraft hurrah.

Heck, cast a younger actor for the opening stage of the prince’s life, then bring Cavill in with a narrative time-jump in the third or fourth Warcraft movie.

Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.
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Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.

The Superman star isn’t the only name being linked to Warcraft 2 either. Fimmel is expected to return as Anduin in the sequel, as is Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar. Paula Patton has also said she’d “love” to return for another Warcraft outing.

The same insider reports that suggested Warcraft 2 is now in the works also tipped Jurassic World lead Chris Pratt as another star who has already been tabled a multi-movie deal.

Duncan Jones, who directed the 2016 release, also said he would happily return as long as there are “less cooks in the kitchen.” Blizzard has yet to officially respond to the reported new sequel, so take everything with a pinch of salt… for now.