Co-creator Mike DiMartino discusses the past, present and future of the Avatar in a recently-posted interview from SDCC.

Comic Book Resources has posted an interview from San Diego Comic-Con where Mike DiMartino (co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend Of Korra) discusses the comic continuation of the series and hints at what season 2 of the new show might bring for Korra.

DiMartino was not shy about adressing fan concerns from the first season of The Legend of Korra. When asked about the seemingly final conclusion to the season – a hot topic of debate among fans – DiMartino admits that the show was designed “to have a really clear end to it… a satisfying end to the story.” But season 1 is not as free of loose ends as it might seem. Korra herself, DiMartino says, still has “a ways to go.”

Korra’s particular challenge, as indicated in the initial twelve episodes, lies in the spiritual elements of her nature as the Avatar – elements which came relatively easily to Aang. “She’s not done… growing and learning about the spirit world and her spirituality,” DiMartino says. “What we’re going to be following throughout all these books is her spiritual growth and how she becomes the Avatar – and what kind of Avatar she wants to be.”

DiMartino also discusses the comic continuations of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and how they connect that series with The Legend of Korra. “There’s definitely a bit of crossover,” he says. “When we started on the comics we had laid some of the groundwork for Korra as far as Republic City.” He and co-creator Bryan Konietzko had laid out details like “Beifong’s metalbending, and that kind of stuff,” but they were eager to see it fleshed out in story form.

Toph’s metalbending school has been especially rewarding for DiMartino to discover, he says. That subplot, as developed by graphic novelist Gene Yang, is one of his favorites in “The Promise.” “The characters that he brought to that school… were really fun,” DiMartino adds. “Not characters I would have come up with, but I love them.”

DiMartino is also glad that more contentious political issues receive attention in the comics. The Republic City of The Legend of Korra is a novelty in Aang’s time. “Benders from all over the world were welcomed and kind of living together in harmony,” he says, adding that he and Bryan Konietzko had wanted to portray Aang and Zuko’s development of this radical idea. “It’s nice to be able to do that story,” he says, “and kind of show the origins of what you end up seeing in Korra.”

The comics will also provide resolution for an unresolved mystery from Avatar: The Last Airbender – the whereabout of Zuko’s mother, Ursa. “I honestly didn’t think it was going to get that big a reaction,” DiMartino marvels. “To this day, it’s like the number one question people continue to ask us.” And like nearly every fan of the series, DiMartino says that he is “excited that we’re getting to delve into” the long-pondered mystery, which is set to be resolved in next year’s comic series, “The Search.”

DiMartino is quick to add his appreciation for Gene Yang’s work in scripting “The Promise” and “The Search.” Yang was brought on to script the comics while DiMartino and Konietzko started work on The Legend of Korra, and the collaboration, though a shift in method for the Avatar team, has been very succesful. “[Yang] came to it as a fan of the show,” DiMartino says. “He loves the world, he’s very faithful to [it], but he’s also able to bring his own take.”

Interviewer Jonah Weiland, who recently worked with Yang, joked that the graphic novelist was startled at the reaction to his Avatar-related work. Though many fans were positive, Yang expressed bemusement at “hatemail” he has recieved from Avatar fans. “They do the same thing to us,” laughed DiMartino. “It’s all right.”

Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

The Flash season 2, episode 6 recap Wells

So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.