After 3 years of initial announcement, Netflix have revealed the cast for Avatar: The Last Airbender live action adaptation.
Gordon Cormier (The Stand) will portray Aang, a 12-year-old boy who happens to be the Avatar, master of all four elements and the keeper of balance and peace in the world. An air-bending prodigy, Aang is a reluctant hero, struggling to deal with the burden of his duties while still holding on to his adventurous and playful nature.
Kiawentiio (Rutherford Falls) will play as Katara, a determined and hopeful waterbender, the last in her small village. Though only being 14 years old, she’s already endured great personal tragedy, which has held her back from rising to her true potential, though it’s never dimmed her warm and caring spirit.
Ian Ousley (Physical) will play as Sokka, Katara’s resourceful 16-year-old brother who is outwardly confident and he takes his responsibility as the leader of his tribe seriously, despite his inner doubts over his warrior skills … doubts that he masks with his wit and deadpan sense of humor.
Dallas Liu (Shang-Chi, Pen15) will portray as Zuko, a skilled fire-bender and the intense and guarded Crown Prince of the Fire Nation. Currently roaming the world in exile, he’s on an obsessive quest to capture the Avatar because he believes that is the only way to reclaim his life and live up to the demands of his cruel and controlling father, the Fire Lord.
Just one year before. the original creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender left the Netflix team due to creative differences. Albert Kim was hired as a replacement for original creators.
Showrunner Albert Kim says in a blog post:
This was a chance to showcase Asian and Indigenous characters as living, breathing people. Not just in a cartoon, but in a world that truly exists, very similar to the one we live in,” Kim said of his vision, while also stressing that there will be surprises for existing fans and those new to the story.
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