Gaang will return to the big screen in October 2025 for the new Avatar: The Last Airbender movie, at least one team member will wear a new style.
According to AvatarNews, Paramount Pictures has confirmed the upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender premiere date at CinemaCon 2023, and teased some updated designs. An image from the film shows older Gaang, all in their 20s and 30s, standing in front of a snowy mountain. While not much information can be gathered from the photo, Zuko is likely to wear a long ponytail, an update on the traditional Fire Nation style seen throughout the film. The new animated film will premiere on October 10, 2025.
Avatar Movie Continues The Last Airbender Series
Aside from the release date and trailer, no other information, such as the title or synopsis, has been revealed. Given the age of the characters, it will take place sometime between the end of Avatar: The Last Airbender and the beginning of The Legend of Korra. Flying Bark Productions, the studio behind some episodes of Disney+’s What If…? anthology series, will animate the film with co-creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, and directing by Eric Coleman and Lauren Montgomery. Montgomery previously provided storyboards for several episodes from Season 3 of The Last Airbender. Award-winning playwright Kenneth Lin is said to be writing the screenplay. Dante Basco, who voiced Zuko in the original series, is said to return to voice the prince in the adult film Gaang.
The new animated film Avatar: The Last Airbender is the first of three Avatar Studios animated films, directed by Konietzko and DiMartino, that are ready to take fans back to the world of Avatar. The second animated film will revolve around Zuko, the exiled prince of the Fire Nation, who was a villain in the original series before deciding to fight alongside Team Avatar. The film has been rumored for a release window in October 2026. The third animated film is said to be a sequel to The Legend of Korra and focuses on Earth’s new Avatar.
Avatar: The Last Airbender Side Story and Adaptation
While Avatar: The Last Airbender ended 15 years ago, its popularity has led to numerous projects, including comic short stories and a widely-received live-action film in 2010. Netflix unveiled a series of live-action remakes in 2018, with DiMartino and Konietzko initially named as showrunners before both leaving the TV series due to creative differences. However, there have been rumors that Avatar Studios and the Netflix remake may be working closely together.
Set in a world where some people can control one of the four elements, Avatar: The Last Airbender follows twelve-year-old Aang, the last survivor of the Air Nomad, and the Avatar, a creature can “bend” all four elements. With Fire Lord Ozai launching war against other nations to expand his empire, Aang must quickly learn to master all four aspects if he is to save the world. The original series, which premiered in 2005, received global acclaim for its thematic and emotional storytelling.
All three seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender are available to stream on Paramount+ and Netflix.