Paramount Announces Some Major Updates For Upcoming ‘Aang: The Last Airbender’ Film

Paramount’s CinemaCon panel last night ignited a slew of exciting announcements, especially among Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra fans, with major announcements regarding the future of the “Avatarverse” garnering some major attention.

In the wake of Netflix’s widely acclaimed live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender earlier this year, fans of the beloved animated show found themselves immersed once again in the captivating world of bending and elemental mastery. With Netflix’s live-action adaptation already confirmed for two more seasons, the spotlight now shifts to Paramount‘s upcoming Avatar Studios‘ features, which is set to continue the saga of Avatar Aang and the rest of the Avatar universe. As anticipation builds for this new era of storytelling in the Avatar universe, Paramount’s recent revelations at CinemaCon have provided a tantalizing glimpse into what lies ahead.

Back in 2018, the original creators of the Avatar: The Last Airbender & Legend of Korra animated series, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, departed the live-action Netflix show due to “creative differences”. Following their departure, the duo quickly established Avatar Studios in conjunction with Nickelodeon in an attempt to create original content spanning animated series and movies based on the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

During Paramount’s CinemaCon panel yesterday, Paramount officially announced the working title for their first Avatar Studios animated feature, Aang: The Last Airbender. In addition, it was revealed that Lauren Montgomery, best known for her work on various DC animated projects and her contributions as a storyboard artist on both Avatar and Korra, will direct the feature set to release on October 10th, 2025.

That was not the only news Paramount had in store for fans, as they announced part of the film’s new voice cast, which is headlined by Eric Nam voicing the lead role of Avatar Aang, while Guardians of the Galaxy alum, Dave Bautista, is set to voice the film’s villain. Variety adds that Dionne Quan, Jessica Matten, and Roman Zaragoza are also a part of the film’s voice cast, presumably as grow-up members of Team Avatar. While fans may be initially confused about the decision to recast, it makes sense given the timeframe of this movie, which is taking place well after the season finale of Avatar and expanding on flashbacks of adult Team Avatar glimpsed throughout the Korra series.

With Aang: The Last Airbender intended to be the first of three animated films, and rumors swirling of a third show focusing on an Earth Bending Avatar coming in the near future, the Avatar universe is poised for an exciting expansion. As anticipation continues to mount, one thing is certain: the legacy of Avatar, both live-action and animated, will continue to captivate audiences for years to come.

What’s your take on the news of the upcoming Aang: The Last Airbender film being announced? Are you eager to see the continuation of Aang’s story? What characters do you hope to see in the sequel film? As always, sound off in the comment section below, and don’t forget to stay tuned in right to The Cultured Nerd for the latest news surrounding the Avatar: The Last Airbender universe.