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How to watch Avatar: The Last Airbender Comic-Con At Home panel stream

Published: 24/Jul/2020 18:21 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 12:44

by Brent Koepp

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Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra creators are participating in Comic-Con’s At Home digital panel on July 24. The writers will discuss the legacy of the Nickelodeon animation as well as its future. Here is how you can watch the event.

The Last Airbender celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020, as the hit show initially aired its last episode in 2008. However the animation has become a worldwide phenomena as it has exploded in popularity a decade later.

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Celebrating the series’ legacy, creator Michael DiMartino partnered up with Dark Horse Comics for an hour long Comic-Con panel. The event is going to be streamed for everyone at home, and here is everything you need to know about how to watch it.

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The Avatar: The Last Airbender Comic-Con panel is being streamed this year.

How to watch the Avatar Comic-Con panel

Due to world events, Comic-Con has moved their panels digital this year. And on July 24, The Last Airbender’s Michael DiMartino is sitting down with the series’ writers to discuss the show’s “beloved world as it has grown and changed since the animated series has ended.”

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The Avatar creator detailed what to expect from the conversation on Instagram, stating, “It was a fun conversation and great to catch up with these super-talented writers and artists. Hopefully we’ll see you in person next comic-con.”

The event will begin at 1:00PM PST, and can be watched on either Comic-Con’s website, or their YouTube page. Make sure you are on the channel at the exact time or you will miss out on it. We have embedded the stream below.

(The YouTube video will remain private until it airs at 1PM PST.)

The discussion is in partnership with Dark Horse Comics, who recently published the Avatar graphic novel The Shadow of Kyoshi.  The new story hit stores on July 21, so we imagine a chunk of the panel will also focus on this.

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While it’s not entirely clear what will be discussed, perhaps we might also get some more information about the wildly-anticipated Netflix live action adaption of The Last Airbender.

In July, Avatar broke a new record on the streaming platform for the most days in its top 10 shows list – proof that the 2005 Nickelodeon animation has never been more popular.

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.