Paramount shared a glimpse of the all-grown-up ‘Gaang,’ including Aang, Katara, Sokka, Suki, Toph, and Zuko, last week at CinemaCon 2023, while also confirming the film’s October 10, 2025 release date.
The ‘Gaang’ is all here. Paramount officially confirmed the October 10, 2025 release date for the upcoming animated Avatar: The Last Airbender film during last week’s CinemaCon 2023, and also shared an official first look at Aang and his iconic team for the fans in attendance. While the image may not have been officially released to general audiences, Nerdist has posted an exciting glimpse at the all-grown-up group.
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The film is slated as the first of three planned standalone films, and is produced by Nickelodeon Animation, Paramount Animation, and recently formed Avatar Studios. Lauren Montgomery will direct, with original series creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino producing alongside Eric Coleman (Avatar: The Last Airbender, SpongeBob SquarePants). While plot details have not yet been released, the film will follow the exploits of Aang, Appa, Katara, Momo, Sokka, Suki, Toph, and Zuko as adults, in-between events of the original Avatar series and The Legend of Korra.
In a statement about Montgomery’s involvement, president of animation and development at Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, Ramsey Naito, said, “As original creators Mike [DiMartino] and Bryan [Konietzko] 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.”
Flying Bark Productions, known for LEGO Monkie Kid and What If…? will animate. For the upcoming film, the animation studio stated it “will be looking to push the boundaries of hybrid animation, working within both 2D and CG styles” and looks to expand its team to begin work this year.
While Fall 2025 is still years away, a film created faithfully and respectfully by Avatar veterans is worth the wait.