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Legend of Korra finally joining Avatar on Netflix in August

Published: 21/Jul/2020 21:09 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:51

by Bill Cooney

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It’s a very good day for Avatar fans, because it’s been officially announced that The Legend of Korra will be joining the original series on Netflix later this summer in August.

The Legend of Korra takes place in the same world/universe as the original Avatar: The Last Airbender series, but is set 60 years after the adventures of Aang and the gang, focusing on the new Water Tribe Avatar Korra.

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The Last Airbender was added to Netflix earlier in the summer and has since proven to be one of the streaming service’s most popular shows –  and thankfully, fans won’t have to wait long to watch the follow-up series, either.

The Legend of Korra will officially be coming to Netflix on August 14 for viewers in the United States. No details have been provided for other regions, so if you’re not in the U.S., it’s probably safe to assume you’ll have a bit longer of a wait.

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Even though it’s set 60 years in the future following the original Avatar series, we still get a few cameos from characters like Toph, Aang, everyone’s favorite uncle Iroh and more.

The Legend of Korra also has four distinct storylines, as opposed to the singular storyline we saw through the Last Airbender.

We won’t spoil anything for you here, but let’s just say Korra will be taking on much more varied enemies than just the legions of the Fire Nation that Aang, Sokka and Katara had to contend with.

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NickelodeonThe sequel to The Last Airbender first aired in 2012 and is now finally coming to Netflix.

There’s an almost never-ending debate about which series is “better:” The Last Airbender or Legend of Korra, and those arguments would be enough for a series of articles on their own, so we’ll just let you decide for yourself which one you prefer.

Based on how well The Last Airbender has been doing on Netflix, it’s no surprise that they decided to add Legend of Korra as well, and the August 14 release date gives us plenty of time to rewatch the original series before setting off on a whole new adventure.

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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.