Friends, after many years of waiting, wondering and speculating, we finally have some news about who will be playing the main characters in Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. And guess what, they’re not terrible, or all white! A win for everyone!
Now, before we get into the cast members, keep in mind that this information is only “99.9%” accurate according to Avatar News, but it’s also reportedly been confirmed by multiple industry sources.
Netflix however has said nothing on the leak, but these actors are pretty much on lock for the roles.
“Throughout the summer, crew positions have been filling up and casting calls have been taking place, corroborated and confirmed by multiple different avenues of legitimate industry sources,” wrote Avatar News.
“In the last few days, a lot of major gears have suddenly turned. Long story short, people are starting to follow each other on Instagram– actors, and confirmed crew members.
“After extensive research, I’m basically certain that four young actors who all started following each other, as well as following and being followed by various confirmed crew members, have been cast in the four main roles: Aang, Katara, Sokka, Zuko. The timelines match up, as do the casting calls.”
Alright then, let’s see the stars!
It looks like 12-year-old Gordon Cormier will be playing our main character, Aang and to be honest nothing is more perfect than this casting.
He’s Filipino-Canadian and honestly looks a whole lot like Aang. I’m fkn excited.
Indigenous North American actor and singer Kiawentiio Tarbell looks to be our very likely Katara, and again, perfect casting choice if true.
You may have spotted Tarbell in Netflix’s Anne with an E. Even though she’s only 14 she has an insane amount of talent, and I’m geeked to see her pull off Katara.
She’s even gone on the record in an interview to talk about how much she’d love to play the role, so it’s so nice to see her Avatar dreams come true.
Katara’s brother Sokka will likely be played by 19-year-old Ian Ousley, who yet again looks very similar to his character.
And most importantly, it looks like we have our Zuko in 20-year-old Dallas Liu, who will also be showing up soon in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
The age difference between Zuko and Aang may seem kinda funny at first, but when you think about it, it’s rather accurate to the show.
Keep in mind that all four of these actors now suddenly follow each other on Instagram, despite apparently never meeting (that we know of).
I’m excited to see who Netflix cast as fan-fave Azula for the Avatar live action, because that’s the role I want justice done to the most.