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Netflix announces new live-action ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ cast members

  • Netflix has announced a bevy of new additions to the cast of their live-action “Avatar: The Last Airbender” series.
  • An impressive list of familiar faces is joining previously announced cast members in Netflix’s adaptation of the popular animated series, which showrunner Albert Kim described as “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.”
  • New members of each nation include Amber Midthunder, Danny Pudi and Hiro Kanagawa.
  • Inhabiting the Spirit World are George Takei as the voice of Koh and Randall Duk Kim as the voice of Wan Shi Tong.

Netflix announced on Tuesday a bevy of new additions to the cast of their live-action “Avatar: The Last Airbender” series.

An impressive list of familiar faces is joining previously announced cast members in Netflix’s adaptation of the popular animated series, which showrunner Albert Kim described as “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.”

Arden Cho, original Cabbage Merchant join cast of live-action ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

  • Arden Cho has reportedly joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” as June the bounty hunter.
  • June was first introduced towards the end of Season 1 of the original Nickelodeon series as a tracker hired by Zuko to hunt down Aang using Katara’s necklace.
  • Last week, Avatar News also reported that James Sie, the original voice of the fan-favorite Cabbage Merchant, will be reprising the role for the live-action series.

Arden Cho has reportedly joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” 

According to the fan page Avatar News, Cho will be playing June the bounty hunter in the Netflix adaptation. June was first introduced towards the end of Season 1 of the original Nickelodeon series as a tracker hired by Zuko to hunt down Aang using Katara’s necklace. With the help of her shirshu, June uses her impeccable tracking skills to capture any target she’s assigned.

Back again like a boomerAANG: New ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ film revealed to be about Aang and friends

  • An animated film trilogy expanding upon the “Avatar: The Last Airbender” universe is on its way at Paramount and Nickelodeon, and new details of the first film’s plot were revealed at Comic-Con on Friday.
  • “The first feature length movie from Avatar Studios will be focusing on Avatar Aang and his friends, and I for one cannot wait!” Janet Varney, the voice of Kora in “The Legend of Korra,” said in a video announcement.
  • The series is reportedly set between “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “Legend of Korra,” showcasing the group as young adults.

New details have emerged for the upcoming “Avatar: The Last Airbender” animated film trilogy currently in the works at Paramount and Nickelodeon. 

Details of the first film’s plot were released during a San Diego Comic-Con panel on Friday for the Nickelodeon podcast “Avatar: Braving the Elements,” hosted by voice actors of the franchise Janet Varney, the voice of Kora in “The Legend of Korra,” and Dante Basco, the voice of Zuko in “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Varney, who was not at the event in person, shared the news with attendees in a pre-recorded video announcement. 

Lindsay Ellis opens up about being ‘canceled’ for ‘Raya’ tweets: ‘I wish I had just apologized’

  • During an interview at VidCon on Friday, author and critic Lindsay Ellis opened up about living with the “trauma” of being “canceled” last year after being heavily criticized for her tweets dismissing “Raya and the Last Dragon” as a “redux” of “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”
  • “I think we need to come up with a name for this genre that is basically Avatar: The Last Airbender reduxes. It’s like half of all YA fantasy published in the last few years anyway,” she wrote in her since-deleted tweet from March 2021.
  • Ellis was accused of racism for her comparison of the Disney film and the Nickelodeon show, which both feature Asian characters.
  • The outrage was further fueled after she responded to her critics with a follow-up tweet, saying, “I can see where, if you squint, I was implying all Asian-inspired properties are the same, especially if you were already privy to those conversations where I had not seen them. But the basic framework of TLA is becoming popular in fantasy fiction outside of Asian inspired stuff.”
  • Ellis left YouTube and social media in December 2021 amid the online backlash, saying that it affected her mental health.

Film critic and former YouTuber Lindsay Ellis opened up about living with the trauma of being “canceled” during VidCon, a conference for digital creators, on Friday.

In December 2021, Ellis left YouTube and social media after being heavily criticized online for her tweets dismissing “Raya and the Last Dragon” as a “redux” of “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”

Netflix casts Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Ken Leung and Lim Kay Siu in key live-action ‘Avatar’ roles

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Three actors have been announced to join the growing cast of the highly anticipated live-action series “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”

Iconic roles filled: Actors Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (“Kim’s Convenience”), Ken Leung (“Lost,” “X-Men: The Last Stand”) and Lim Kay Siu (“Anna and the King,” “Night Watch”) have been cast in key roles for the upcoming Netflix project, Deadline reported.

Unconfirmed report of cast for live-action ‘Avatar’ goes viral, sparks hope for fans

An unconfirmed casting of Netflix’s live-action of the popular “Avatar: The Last Airbender” series has gone viral on social media, with fans delighted to see the possibility of accurate representation. 

About the news: A site called “Avatar News,” described as being run by a “fellow fan” of the franchise, revealed the so-called “first look at the main cast” on Aug. 6.

Dante Basco, Zach Tyler Eisen surprise ‘Last Airbender’ fans with Prince Zuko, Aang reunion on TikTok

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Over a decade after “Avatar: The Last Airbender” ended, stars Dante Basco and Zach Tyler Eisen reunited in a TikTok video

Prince Zuko regains his honor: In the clip uploaded on Monday, Basco, the voice of Prince Zuko, is joined by Eisen, the voice of protagonist Aang, in an apparent impromptu reunion in the streets of New York. 

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Creators Walk Out of Netflix’s Live-Action Remake and Now All Hope is Lost

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Fans of the beloved animated series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” were distraught and baffled when the creators announced on Wednesday that they left its imminent Netflix live-action reboot.

The Great Divide: News of Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko’s departure came when the former showrunners posted on social media that they made the decision to leave in June. In 2018, Netflix brought the duo on board as executive producers. The streaming giant said it would honor DiMartino and Konietzko’s vision, but the rift resulted in that difference in direction.