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Netflix’s Live-Action Adaption Of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Finds Its Aang

Netflix’s Live-Action Adaption Of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Finds Its Aang

Netflix’s live-action adaption of Avatar: The Last Airbender has cast Gordon Cormier as its Aang the Avatar, master of all four elements.

Joining him are Kiawentiio as waterbender Katara; Ian Ousley as Katara’s brother Sokka; and Dallas Liu as firebender Zuko.

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Aang and his friends must save the world by defeating Fire Lord Ozai and ending the destructive war with the Fire Nation. 

Netflix’s live-action adaption of Nickelodeon’s animated series starts filming this Fall in Vancouver.

Working title: Trade Winds.

Target filming dates: November 16th to May 17th, 2022.

New showrunner: Albert Kim.

Original co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko exited Netflix’s live-adaption.

Cast: Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley and Dallas Liu.

Gordon Cormier will play fun-loving 12-year-old Aang, an airbending prodigy who happens to be the Avatar, a master of all four elements.

Kiawentiio will play 14-year-old Katara, the last waterbender in her village.

Ian Ousley will play Katara’s 16-year-old brother Sokka, the leader of his tribe.

Dallas Liu will play fire bender Zuko, the exiled Crown Prince of the Fire Nation on a quest to capture the Avatar to appease his cruel father, the Fire Lord.

The Last Airbender takes place in a fantasy world, home to humans, fantastic animals, and supernatural spirits. Human civilization is divided into three pre-industrialized nations, the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, and the Air Nomads, and one industrialized nation, the Fire Nation, capable of manufacturing various kinds of machines. Within each nation, an order of men and women called “Benders” have the ability to manipulate their native element.

These Bending arts combine a certain style of martial arts and elemental mysticism. The Bending types are Waterbending, Earthbending, Firebending, and Airbending. In each generation, one person is capable of Bending all four elements; this is the Avatar, the spirit of the planet manifested in human form. When the Avatar dies, he or she is reincarnated into an unborn baby native in the next nation in the Avatar Cycle, which parallels the seasons: winter for water, spring for earth, summer for fire, and autumn for air. While legend holds that the Avatar must master the elements in order, starting with their native element, this can sometimes be compromised when the situation requires it. Learning to bend the element opposite one’s native element is extremely difficult because opposing Bending arts are based on opposing fighting styles and doctrines.

Producers: Rideback, Four Factor Productions, Ice Productions.

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