Hypable attended the The Legend of Korra Comic-Con fan panel in San Diego, where The Legend of Korra season 2, episode 1 premiered! Check out the our detailed recap of “Rebel Spirit.”

The episode opens up with a brief recap of what happened in Season 1 of The Legend of Korra.

The action begins as two fishermen are attacked by the dark purple tentacles of a spirit on their ship.

The action cuts to a Pro Bending contest with Bolin and two new fighters as the Fire Ferrets are pitted against the Rebel Lions. Unfortunately, the Fire Ferrets lose in the “fastest knockout ever.”

Cut to Mako on a motorcycle chasing after some rogue Waterbenders. He captures them, hitting them with a witty Spider-man-esque one-liner.

Asami enters the action on an airplane. Future Industries isn’t doing well, and she decides that the best way to bring the company to its past fame is to travel to the Southern Water tribe to get the advice of a businessman.

Tenzin’s children race onto screen with Korra, as the group race on Airbending balls. Korra wins by going into a brief Avatar State, earning her a scolding from Tenzin. It is then revealed that Tenzin’s brother Bumi will be around 24/7 to hang out with his family as a retired man.

When Tenzin calls Korra out for her lack of mastery in Airbending, she tries to show off by air-punching. He declines her show of power, telling her that she needs to travel to the “real” Airbending masters to become a master of the bending art.

When Tenzin’s kids hear of the Glacier Spirit Festival from Korra, it’s decided that Tenzin’s family will make a family trip of her Airbending training.

Mako and Korra catch up on the boat ride over to the South Water Tribe. After recalling his police work, they argue over the validity of Korra’s Airbending.

Upon arriving at the Southern Water Tribe, Katara and her daughter Kya greet the crew. There’s a funny moment where Korra’s dad Tonraq warns Mako to be careful with Korra.

Suddenly, a ship is noted as coming in from sea. It carries the Chief of the Southern Water Tribe, and Korra’s Uncle, Unalaq. Cousins of Korra Eska and Desna are introduced, and Bolin is surprised to see that Desna is a boy. Bolin shows an attraction to both, seeing as he can’t determine which is which gender. The scene ends with a notable tension between Korra’s dad Tonraq and her Uncle Unalaq.

Asami and Bolin walk into the palace of the eccentric businessman Varick to get Futrure Industries back on its feet. He introduces the duo to “moving pictures,” referencing the first ever moving picture that was taken of a horse in stride, The Horse in Motion. Varick makes a deal with Asami, even though he only cares for Bolin. Asami hugs Bolin, fueling a new ship.

Korra goes to a celebratory dinner for the festival, in which Unalaq states that the Northern Water Tribe must save the Southern Water Tribe. The Southern Water Tribe is being attacked by angered spirits. It is at this dinner that Unalaq offers to help Korra with her spiritual side, which she considers, while Tenzin and Tonraq disapprove.

The Glacier Sprit Festival begins, with Korra and Mako flirting over cotton candy as Bolin notices the twins again. Bolin flirts with Eska again, this time, winning her over because “he amuses her.”

Mako and Korra play an Aang water gun game as they speak of Unalaq teaching Korra. She asks him for his advice, and when he tells her he’s supportive of whatever she wants to do, she oddly gets upset.

That night, Naga wakes up the crew on a mountainside villa to a blood-curling howl. Suddenly, a creature called The Dark Spirit jumps out of the snow. Korra immediately retaliates, with Tonraq helping with an ice bending attack.

When it appears that the spirit is trapped, it still attacks Korra and Tonraq, sending Korra into an Avatar State. She hits The Dark Spirit with a lot of hard hits, but the battle is finished when Unalaq hypnotizes it with some kind of invisible bending. The spirit turns golden and walks away peacefully.

Korra immediately decides that she needs to stay with Unalaq to study how to fight the venomous spirits. Tenzin once again objects, but Korra angrily insists that she no longer needs Tenzin in her life.

The episode ends as Katara says goodbye to Tenzin and his two siblings. She tells him that it is important to stay so close to your siblings. The three travel via sky bison to the Air Temples, along with Tenzin’s family. Korra, Mako, Bolin, and Asami stay behind in the Southern Water Tribe. Mako expresses his faith in Korra, and Unalaq tells her that he has great plans for her.

Are you excited to see the actual premiere of ‘The Legend of Korra’ season 2?

The upcoming 25th anniversary edition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes a couple of first looks at next year’s live-action adaptation.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a quarter of a century since the animated Beauty and the Beast hit movie theaters. To celebrate the occasion Disney is putting out an anniversary edition, and its special features section includes a treat: Our first look at Cogsworth and Lumière in the live-action installment, as well as a glimpse of a scene within Gaston’s tavern.

As confirmed by producer Jack Morrissey on Facebook, this photo of Cogsworth (played by Ian McKellen) and Lumière (Ewan McGregor) is concept art, but it gives us a sense of the style that director Bill Condon is shooting for:

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The upcoming 25th anniversary edition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes a couple of first looks at next year’s live-action adaptation.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a quarter of a century since the animated Beauty and the Beast hit movie theaters. To celebrate the occasion Disney is putting out an anniversary edition, and its special features section includes a treat: Our first look at Cogsworth and Lumière in the live-action installment, as well as a glimpse of a scene within Gaston’s tavern.

As confirmed by producer Jack Morrissey on Facebook, this photo of Cogsworth (played by Ian McKellen) and Lumière (Ewan McGregor) is concept art, but it gives us a sense of the style that director Bill Condon is shooting for:

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While it’s nice to finally see a glimpse of a couple of the characters, a big question remains unanswered: How will these objects look once they have faces on them? (Cogsworth’s face might be hinted at in the center of the clock.)

Also on the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition is a shot from the the “Gaston” musical number. From left to right we see Alexis Loizon as Stanley, Josh Gad as LeFou (just over Gaston’s shoulder), and Luke Evans (with his back to the camera) as Gaston.

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Update: And here’s another look at the movie, courtesy of this person on Twitter — this time we get to see Dan Stevens as human Beast!

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We’ll be curious to get our hands on the anniversary edition in September, because we expect we’ll see more from the new movie than the two stills above.

Disney released the first trailer for the live-action Beauty and the Beast in May. It was very much a teaser trailer, as it didn’t provide any looks at the characters — except Belle (Emma Watson), appearing through the glass casing protecting the film’s iconic rose.

In fact, the trailer’s first looks at the various settings (Namely the Beast’s castle) fell in line with the visual style we see in the above concept art.

Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens hit theaters March 17, 2017.

Apple — always one to push the boundaries by simplifying their products as much as possible — is reportedly looking to remove the all-important Home button in next year’s new iPhone.

Apple loves making their products as simple as possible. The iPod was a success because of how clean it looked compared to other MP3 players. With Apple TV, Steve Jobs bragged about how few buttons the device’s remote had.

But since 2007, every new iPhone has had the same number of physical buttons, switches, and ports: A ringer switch, a lock button, volume up/down buttons, a USB port, and a headphone jack.

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Apple — always one to push the boundaries by simplifying their products as much as possible — is reportedly looking to remove the all-important Home button in next year’s new iPhone.

Apple loves making their products as simple as possible. The iPod was a success because of how clean it looked compared to other MP3 players. With Apple TV, Steve Jobs bragged about how few buttons the device’s remote had.

But since 2007, every new iPhone has had the same number of physical buttons, switches, and ports: A ringer switch, a lock button, volume up/down buttons, a USB port, and a headphone jack.

That changes next month, when Apple is expected to announce that the iPhone 7 will be lacking a headphone jack. Instead, users will be listening to music via the Lightning port (which you currently use to charge and sync your iPhone).

And for 2017, Apple will reportedly go one step further by removing the Home button.

Ah, the Home button. It’s always been there for us — it’s our captain for navigating the iPhone. We use it to switch between apps, we use it to get to our Home screen, we use it to summon Siri, and we use it to read our finger print. Back in the “old days,” we used it to force quit apps when they froze on us.

In a new report, Bloomberg says Apple is planning to remove the Home button for the 2017 iPhone, which will presumably be called iPhone 7s. It’s billed as a “major redesign of the iPhone for 2017 that focuses more heavily on the display.”

Previous rumor mill reports have suggested that Apple will ditch the Home button in order to decrease the size of the top top and bottom bezels, thereby making the phone not as tall, or using the freed up space to add more screen.

Here’s a mock up of what that could look like, via TapSmart:

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What remains unclear is how users will be able to unlock and navigate their iPhone without the Home button. Reports have suggested that the whole screen will serve as a TouchID surface and a Home button (using the 3D Touch feature Apple launched last year).

Interestingly, next month’s release of iOS 10 will introduce a new way to unlock your iPhone: You’ll have to press down on the Home button to activate an unlocking. Previously, all you had to do was rest your finger on the Home button while your lock screen was awake.

Disney is making another live-action movie, and this time it’s James and the Giant Peach, to be developed by Director Sam Mendes.

To refresh your memory, James and the Giant Peach is the terrifying delightful children’s movie directed by Henry Selick and based off of the Roald Dahl story. It features nightmare-inducing adorable stop-motion animated bugs that helped James float away from his mean aunts in a — you guessed it — giant peach.

The original film was an interesting mix of live-action characters in the beginning and at the end, with stop-motion animated sequences throughout the middle.

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Disney is making another live-action movie, and this time it’s James and the Giant Peach, to be developed by Director Sam Mendes.

To refresh your memory, James and the Giant Peach is the terrifying delightful children’s movie directed by Henry Selick and based off of the Roald Dahl story. It features nightmare-inducing adorable stop-motion animated bugs that helped James float away from his mean aunts in a — you guessed it — giant peach.

The original film was an interesting mix of live-action characters in the beginning and at the end, with stop-motion animated sequences throughout the middle.

Now, according to Deadline, Disney is developing an all-live-action remake of the film. Nick Hornby will write the script, while Joe Roth is in negotiations to sign on as a producer.

If Mendes’ name sounds familiar, it’s because he directed the last two James Bond features, both Skyfall and Spectre, as well as 1999’s American Beauty.

You can check out the trailer for the horrifying original film below:

As of late, Disney has been announcing live-action versions of its properties left and right, including The Nutcracker (which has a huge cast of well-known actors), The Little Mermaid (with Lin-Manuel Miranda attached to help write the music), Beauty and the Beast (starring Emma Watson), and Cruella (starring Emma Stone), among others.

With the amount of remakes — especially in the live-action department — it’s no wonder James and the giant Peach is the latest to be announced.

Do you want to see a live-action ‘James and the Giant Peach’ movie?