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Avatar: Zuko Film: What will this film be about?

January 16, 2023

Avatar fans got the year off to a good start with the announcement of a new Zuko movie. The producers of the franchise have now finally confirmed that three films in the franchise and some series are in the pipeline.

While nothing has been revealed about the upcoming films, it has recently been confirmed that one of them will be about the gaang from Avatar: The Last Airbender. The first film will see them all as adults, while the second film will be about Zuko the Firelord.

Series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino assured that none of the three films would rehash the franchise’s previously released material. So these would be new stories.

That means fans will get to see a new story about Zuko. As the Gaang film will focus on Aang and the rest of the gang as adults, it is expected that the Zuko film will also feature a mature Zuko.

However, since Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures have confirmed that the three upcoming films will be standalone, they would not be part of a trilogy. Therefore, the upcoming Zuko movie could focus on a young Zuko dealing with his relationship or his journey to the Fire Lord.

The film could also pick up on some of the past events in Zuko’s life and see him on an adventure that expands on the franchise’s story. There are also theories that Dante Basco could return as Zuko in the upcoming film as he will reprise his role as Fire Prince in the Gaang movie.

The original Avatar series had three seasons that ran from 2005 to 2008. It contained one of the greatest redemption stories of all time.

From the grumpy prince of the Fire Nation, Zuko transformed and set out to conquer the Avatar. He had realized that his self-esteem would never come from his abusive father’s approval, leading him to reject his father and join Avatar to restore world peace.

According to the source that announced the film, the Zuko movie could come out a year after the first animated Avatar movie in 2025. Accordingly, it could be seen in 2026.

But that is still subject to change, although it can be considered confirmed as the news comes from sources inside Paramount itself. So fans who want to catch up still have plenty of time to watch the series in fast forward. From there, they’ll all be ready to see the Zuko movie when it officially comes out.