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Netflix Announces Cast For Live-Action ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Series & The Internet is Excited!

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Aug 13, 2021 06:58 AM EDT
Netflix's live-action "Avatar: The Last Airbender" cast

Netflix has been silent with their live-action "Avatar: The Last Airbender" for a long time now but as of writing this article, Netflix has finally dropped their roster for the main cast of the upcoming live-action show!

As per reports, Netflix's live-action "Avatar: The Last Airbender" has cast Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Zuko. Fans have also been happy as the casting seems to match what they have been wanting.

It was in 2018 when Netflix announced their plans on a live-action "Avatar: The Last Airbender" but unfortunately, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko (the creators of the show) left the project due to creative inconsistencies with Netflix. 

"I realized I could not control the creative direction of the series, but I could control how I responded," Michael Dante DiMartino expressed in an article that he posted in 2020.

DiMartino went on to add, "Netflix's live-action adaptation of Avatar has the potential to be good, but what I can be certain about is that whatever version ends up on-screen, it will not be what Bryan and I had envisioned or wanted to create."

Albert Kim then went on to take over as the showrunner and he himself recently uploaded a blog about the process of molding what will be Netflix's live-action "Avatar: The Last Airbender."

Albert Kim explained, "The more I thought about it, the more intrigued I became. VFX technology has advanced to the point where a live-action version can not only faithfully translate what had been done in animation, it can bring a rich new visual dimension to a fantastic world. We will be able to see bending in a real and visceral way we've never seen before."

"A live-action version would establish a new benchmark in representation and bring to a whole new generation of fans. 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," Albert Kim added.

Netflix has not yet announced when their live-action "Avatar: The Last Airbender" will premiere, but it is currently nearing its climax as the cast has already been confirmed.

Stay tuned for more details regarding Netflix's live-action "Avatar: The Last Airbender"!

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