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Trio of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Films Slated, Lauren Montgomery Directing First Flick

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Avatar Studios is expanding the world of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' with three new movies.


Trio of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Films Slated, Lauren Montgomery Directing First Flick

Lauren Montgomery (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Voltron: Legendary Defender) is attached to direct an untitled, animated Avatar film currently in development under the Avatar Studios banner announced in February 2021 from Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation. This will be the first of three planned Avatar films.

Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino are producing alongside Eric Coleman (Avatar: The Last Airbender, SpongeBob SquarePants).

Avatar Studios is a newly formed division designed to create original content spanning animated series and movies based on the beloved world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.

“As original creators Mike and Bryan expand the Avatar universe with us, we’re keeping it all in the family with Lauren bringing the same kind of expert, beautiful work she did on the original series to her new directing duties on the forthcoming theatrical,” said Ramsey Naito, President, Animation & Development, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation.


Latifa Ouaou, Executive Vice President of Movies and Global Franchises for Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation will be overseeing development on the film, alongside Jason McConnell, Vice President of Animation, Nickelodeon Animation & Paramount Animation.

Montgomery is also known for directing a number of DC animation projects, include the home video movies Superman: Doomsday, Wonder Woman (2009), Justice Leage: Crisis on Two Earths, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, Batman: Year One and Justice League: Doom.

Other upcoming Paramount Animation titles include this summer’s Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (July 15), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated (August 4, 2023), PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie (Oct. 13, 2023), The Tiger’s Apprentice (Dec. 20, 2023), an Untitled Transformers Animation (July 19, 2024) and the just-announced Untitled Smurfs Animated Musical (Dec. 20, 2024).

The full announcement will be made Thursday, June 16, during a special Nickelodeon and Paramount Animation presentation at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.


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