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Untitled ‘Avatar Aang Film’ Coming to Theaters in 2025

The first of three planned standalone animated films, the project from Nickelodeon Animation, Paramount Animation, Avatar Studios, and Flying Bark Productions, brings on Lauren Montgomery to direct.  

Calling all Aang and Korra fans! Paramount has announced that an Avatar: The Last Airbender film will release in theaters October 10, 2025, according to Variety. The film is slated as the first of three planned standalone films, and has been referred to as an “untitled Aang Avatar film.”

The Aang Avatar film 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).

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 in 2023.

While 2025 is still years away, a film created faithfully and respectfully by Avatar veterans is worth the wait.

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